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Robert F. Kennedy‘s granddaughter Saoirse Kennedy Hill died Thursday after what multiple news reports described as a suspected overdose at the Kennedys’ Massachusetts compound. She was 22.

In a statement to PEOPLE, the famous political family confirmed the tragic news of her death just hours after paramedics rushed to their Hyannis Port property.

“Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse. Her life was filled with hope, promise, and love,” the family said. “She cared deeply about friends and family, especially her mother Courtney, her father Paul, her stepmother Stephanie, and her grandmother Ethel.”

Ethel Kennedy, 91, also said of her grandaughter’s unexpected passing, “The world is a little less beautiful today. She lit up our lives with her love, her peals of laughter and her generous spirit. 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 to build schools in Mexico. We will love her and miss her forever.”

Saoirse was the only daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill, 62, and Paul Hill, 65.


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