Saoirse Kennedy Hill: Robert F Kennedy’s granddaughter dies aged 22 ‘of drug overdose’

Robert F Kennedy’s granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, has died amid reports she suffered a suspected drug overdose.

The 22-year-old died yesterday at the storied family’s sprawling compound in Hyannis Port, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, that is home to her 91-year-old grandmother Ethel Kennedy.

Hill was the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s fifth child, Courtney, and Paul Hill, who was one of the “Guildford Four” who were falsely convicted of the IRA bombings of two pubs in 1974.

Her family issued a statement today paying tribute to a young woman who was passionate about human rights and women’s empowerment and worked with indigenous communities to build schools in Mexico.Read More..

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