Kennedy Hill Death Ruled Accidental Overdose

Saoirse Kennedy Hill

BARNSTABLE – The state medical examiner has concluded that Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, died from an accidental drug overdose this past summer.

Kennedy Hill was found unresponsive in a house at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port in August and was later pronounced dead at Cape Cod Hospital.

The Cape & Islands District Attorney’s office issued a statement that said Kennedy Hill’s cause of death of was acute methadone and ethanol toxicity in combination with other prescription medications.

The 22-year-old Boston College student was the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s fifth child, Courtney, and Paul Michael Hill.

As a student at Deerfield Academy, Kennedy Hill wrote about battles she had with depression.
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