Another Kennedy tragedy

Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, has died.  Ms. Hill was only 22. She would have graduated college next year.

At the present time, there are no details regarding the circumstances of her death. News reports, however, mention that she was suffering from depression.

A generation ago, when JFK and RFK were more recent memories, there used to be talk of a “Kennedy curse”.

You’re rolling your eyes, I know. But the fact remains: An uncanny number of Kennedys have died young: JFK, RFK, Joe Kennedy Jr., JFK Jr., and now Sairose Kennedy Hill.  These unusual deaths span more than seventy years–from World War II to the present.

Whatever your beliefs about the Kennedy curse, or the political shadow of this powerful family, no one should lose their life at twenty-two.  Our prayers go out to her family and loved ones.

Sairose Kennedy Hill, 22, RIP.