There’s been another tragedy in the Kennedy family. Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, died Thursday. She was at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts when a call was made to 911 reporting a “possible OD.” The 22-year-old was a student at Boston College. The Boston Globe writes:
The family described Kennedy Hill as someone who cared “deeply about friends and family, especially her mother Courtney, her father Paul, her stepmother Stephanie, and her grandmother, Ethel.”
Ethel Kennedy said of her granddaughter’s death, “The world is a little less beautiful today.”
Hill was public about her struggles with depression. In 2016, while still a high school senior at Deerfield Academy, she wrote an op-ed for the school’s newspaper mentioning that she left school during her junior year for “treatment for my depression and returned to the valley for my senior year.”
“I didn’t care that students thought that I had left because of an eating disorder, or that I had been bullied, but it concerned me that my teachers and advisors didn’t know what I had been going through,” Hill wrote. “Even though it was helpful for me to discuss my struggles with all of those important people in my life, it was still uncomfortable, and it was hard for me to take the initiative.”
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