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Saoirse Kennedy found dead of overdose at Kennedy Compound

The Kennedy family is no stranger to tragedy, as we all know.   Everything from Plane crashes to assassinations, the Kennedy death curse is legendary.  Now it’s claimed another.

Saoirse Kennedy, granddaughter of Robert “Bobby” Kennedy, was found dead Thursday afternoon of an apparent overdose.  The death comes just two weeks after the 50th anniversary of the Chappaquiddick “incident” in which Teddy drunkenly crashed his car into a lake and left the scene, leaving behind Mary Jo Kopechne, his date and passenger, who drowned.

She was found at the Kennedy compound in Cape Cod.

‘Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse,’ the Kennedy family said in a statement. ‘Her life was filled with hope, promise and love.’

The statement quoted Saoirse’s grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, as saying: ‘The world is a little less beautiful today.’

Paramedics responding to a call of a suspected overdose just after 2.30pm Thursday arrived at the scene and found the patient in cardiac arrest.

The woman was transported to Cape Cod Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to local media.

Barnstable police are now investigating.