Grand daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, has been confirmed dead, believed to have been involved in drug abuse at her family’s home in Hyannis Port, here, Thursday.
The New York Times reports that Saoirse Kennedy Hill, 22, is the granddaughter of Ethel Kennedy, 91, who is Robert’s wife.
However, Reuters has not been able to confirm the report with Massachusetts authorities.
The agency reported that the emergency service received a call from the residence at noon Thursday, and Hill was later taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, before being confirmed dead.
“Our hearts are broken when we receive the news of the loss of our beloved Saoirse.
“Previously, she lived a life of hope and love,” the Kennedy family said in a statement to the Times.
According to the New York Times, Hill was a student of communications at Boston College, in addition to being the vice president of a student body.
The newspaper also reported that Hill, previously exposed to mental health problems, was attending a private school in Massachusetts in 2016.
Robert F. Kennedy was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968