Police were stationed outside the home of 91-year-old Ethel Kennedy on Thursday night, hours after paramedics responded to reports of an “unattended death” at her family's Hyannis Port, Mass., compound.
A family statement had confirmed earlier that Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of Ethel and the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, had died at the home, though no cause of death was disclosed. A report in The New York Times, however, said the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill -- one of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's 11 children -- had died of an apparent drug overdose.
"The world is a little less beautiful today," Ethel Kennedy was quoted as saying in the family statement.
Saoirse (pronounced Sur-sha) Kennedy Hill was a student at Boston College and was expected to graduate in 2020, the Boston Globe reported.