Saoirse Kennedy Hill Biography – Saoirse Kennedy Hill Wiki
Saoirse Kennedy Hill is the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy. She is the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill and Paul Michael Hill.
Saoirse Kennedy Hill Age
She was born on May 22, 1997, and died on August 1, 2019, at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. She was 22 years old.
Saoirse Kennedy Hill Parents
Saoirse Kennedy Hill’s parents are Courtney Kennedy Hill and Paul Michael Hill.
Saoirse Kennedy Hill Boston College
Saoirse Kennedy Hill attended Deerfield Academy and graduated in 2016. She was studying communications at Boston College and was due to graduate in 2020. She was vice president of the student Democrats, and had marched against gun violence.
Saoirse Kennedy Hill Depression
In 2016, Saoirse Kennedy Hill wrote about struggling with depression in a column, titled, “Mental Illness at Deerfield,” published in The Deerfield Scroll.
“When you were little, did you ever have friends your mom made you hang out with, even though you didn’t want to? Then those friends kept showing up, and you were confused and sick of them,” she wrote. “Soon enough, those friends were around so much that you got used to them. Finally, those friends were always with you and never left, and you almost began to enjoy having them around.”
She added: “Until last year, this was my relationship with my mental illness. My depression took root in the beginning of my middle school years and will be with me for the rest of my life. Although I was mostly a happy child, I suffered bouts of deep sadness that felt like a heavy boulder on my chest. These bouts would come and go, but they did not outwardly affect me until I was a new sophomore at Deerfield.”
She continued: “We all know that some people find winter at Deerfield lonely, dark, and long. I began isolating myself in my room, pulling away from my relationships, and giving up on schoolwork. During the last few weeks of spring term, my sadness surrounded me constantly. But that summer after my sophomore year, my friend depression rarely came around anymore, and I was thankful for her absence.”
Kennedy Compound Death – Kennedy Compound Emergency
Saoirse Kennedy Hill died on the afternoon of August 1, 2019, after paramedics were called to the famous Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. By the time paramedics arrived at about 2:30 p.m., Saoirse was already in cardiac arrest. She was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, where was pronounced dead.
Saoirse Kennedy Hill Death – Robert F. Kennedy’s Granddaughter Death
Saoirse Kennedy Hill died on August 1, 2019, at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, along Nantucket Sound. The Kennedy family said in a statement that Kerry Kennedy posted on her Instagram account: “Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse. Her life was filled with hope, promise and love. She lit up our lives with her love, her peals of laughter and her generous spirit.”
In a statement Robert Kennedy’s widow Ethel Kennedy said: “The world is a little less beautiful today.”
Saoirse Kennedy Hill Cause of Death – Saoirse Kennedy Hill Overdose
Saoirse Kennedy Hill’s cause of death was an apparent overdose.
The Kennedy compound consists of three houses on six acres on the waterfront along Nantucket Sound in Massachusetts. In the early 1960s, President John F. Kennedy and his young family were often photographed there, and it served as the “summer White House” while he was in office.
Since then, extended members of the Kennedy family have gathered there for various family events, including a family party on July 4, 2019. Kerry Kennedy, a daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, posted a photo on Instagram of the dozens of attendees. The late Sen. Ted Kennedy kept the main house as his residence until his death in 2009.
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Kennedy Family Deaths
The litany of tragedies that have hit the Kennedy clan include the assassinations of President Kennedy in Dallas in 1963, and of his brother Robert Kennedy five years later when he was running for the White House.
Joseph Kennedy Jr, their brother, died in the Second World War, and their sister Kathleen Cavendish perished in a plane crash in 1948.
John F. Kennedy Jr, the son of the former president, died with his wife and sister-in-law in a small plane crash not far from Hyannis Port in 1999.
David Anthony Kennedy, one of Robert Kennedy’s sons, died of a drug overdose in Florida, aged 28, in 1984. Another of his sons, Michael Kennedy, died in a skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado, in 1997, aged 39.