Robert F. Kennedy’s Granddaughter Tragically Passes Away At Just 22 After Battle With Depression
Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill has passed away at the age of just 22 after a reported overdose. The young woman had been struggling with depression since high school.
It’s a tragic time for the Kennedys who have lost a young member of their family.
The New York Times was the first to report that she passed away from an ‘apparent overdose.’
Saoirse was found in the seaside Kennedy Compound where her grandmother, 91-year-old Ethel Kennedy lives.
She was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the news outlet reports.
Saoirse was Courtney Kennedy Hill’s only child.
She was set to graduate from Boston College in 2020 with a communication major.
In a statement they shared via The New York Times, the Kennedys said: ‘Our hearts are shattered by the loss of beloved Saoirse. Her life was filled with hope, with promise and love.’
The publication also quoted Ethel saying that ‘The world is a little less beautiful today,’ because of her death.
Saoirse got candid about her battle with depression three years ago when she was still a high school student.
In an essay published in Deerfield Academy’s online newspaper, she shared: ‘My depression took root at the beginning of middle school and will be with me for the rest of my life. Although I was generally a happy child, I suffered deep sadness that felt like a really heavy boulder on my chest. This sadness would come and go, but it did not outwardly affect me until I was a sophomore at Deerfield.’
She went on to say that she ‘totally lost it’ after an incident that involved someone she loved breaking some ‘serious sexual boundaries’ with her.
‘This all became too much, and I attempted to take my own life,’ Saoirse wrote at the time.