One of Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughters has died, family says

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A granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy died, the Kennedy family said in a statement Thursday.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill was the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill — one of the 11 children of the late presidential candidate and the environmental and human rights activist Ethel Kennedy.

“Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse. Her life was filled with hope, promise and love,” they said.Her grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, said in the statement, “The world is a little less beautiful today.”

She had volunteered in Mexico to build schools in indigenous communities and was “moved by the causes of human rights and women’s empowerment,” her family said.

Barnstable police detectives were investigating a “reported unattended death” in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, a spokeswoman with the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office told CNN.

The death was reported on the same street where the Kennedy compound is located.

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