Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A granddaughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy has died, the family said in a statement.
Saoirse Kennedy Hill was the daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill, one of 11 children to the former presidential candidate who was assassinated in 1968.
She was 22.
"Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse," the Kennedy family said in a statement on Thursday. "Her life was filled with hope, promise and love."
Ethel Kennedy, 91, said, "the world is a little less beautiful today."
The cause of death was not released.
Earlier Thursday, Barnstable police were called to the Kennedy compound for an unattended death, the Boston Herald reported.
"The matter remains under investigation by Barnstable police and state police detectives assigned to the district attorney's office," assistant district attorney Tara Miltimore said in a statement.
Hyannis Fire Lt. David Webb said one individual was transported to Cape Cod Hospital after rescuers responded to a medical emergency on the compound.
Kennedy Hill was a student at Boston College and was scheduled to graduate in 2020, the Boston Globe reported.
The death of Kennedy Hill is only the most recent untimely death in the family. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as was his brother several years later. And in 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the former president, was killed in a plane crash, among over a dozen other such deaths.