Family, friends pay final respects to RFK's granddaughter

Family, friends pay final respects to RFK's granddaughter

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the granddaughter of presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy, died on 1st August 2019 at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

The compound has around six homes on along Nantucket Sound in Hyannisport. One of the first police responders answering an emergency call at the Kennedy property radioed that the victim was in cardiac arrest when he arrived, according to the local daily Hyannis News.

"Saoirse was fierce, both in her love for her family and yearning for justice".

Ethel and Courtney also wore matching straw sun hats and dark sunglasses and looked somber as they were driven away from the pier.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill was found unresponsive at the Democratic family's sprawling compound at Hyannis Port on the Cape Cod peninsula in MA on Thursday, according to multiple United States media reports.

The Cape & Islands district attorney's office said Hill died after being taken to Cape Cod Hospital. An autopsy revealed no trauma inconsistent with lifesaving measures, the paper added.

Both local and state police are now investigating, according to the D.A.'s office.

Authorities in MA issued a statement confirming a death at the property but didn't release the identity of the victim.

On Friday, he urged people to read Saoirse Kennedy Hill's own account of her battle with depression, which she wrote in 2016 as a senior at the Deerfield Academy, a MA college-preparatory school.

'She lit up our lives with her love, her peals of laughter and her generous spirit'. "The world is a little less attractive today", said 91-year-old Ethel Kennedy, Saoirse's grandmother and widow of Robert Kennedy who was assassinated in 1968 while on the campaign trail.

Ethel, 91, was quoted in the statement as saying: "The world is a little less handsome today". "His life was full of hope, promise, and love". Saoirse was passionately moved by the causes of human rights and women's empowerment and found great joy in volunteer work, working alongside indigenous communities build schools in Mexico.

Her mother Courtney was stoic and appeared to still be in disbelief as she made her way into the church with her bother Max and second cousin, US Representative Joe Kennedy III.

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Writing in the student paper at her exclusive MA private school, she said her depression "took root in the beginning of my middle school years and will be with me for the rest of my life". "She cared deeply about friends and family, especially her mother Courtney, her father Paul, her stepmother Stephanie, and her grandmother Ethel, who said, 'The world is a little less handsome today, '" the Kennedy family said in the statement.

Shriver, Eunice Kennedy Shriver's daughter, one of Kennedy's sisters.

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