Death of RFK’s granddaughter is latest in string of Kennedy family tragedies
So many people foolishly think that having boat loads of money , being rich and famous are the keys to happiness?? Fa-get-about-it!! As we can see, that did not hold true with the Kennedy family.
All that glitters is not gold; being normal/average is not too bad after all.
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.
Being a Kennedy family member has been a cure for a lot of family members.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kennedy curse is a term for a series of deaths and calamities involving members of the American Kennedy family. Ted Kennedy publicly wondered whether a “curse actually did hang over all the Kennedys” during his own testimony about the Chappaquiddick incident in 1969. However, skeptics argue that many of the events are normal, and that it is not improbable for a large extended family to experience them.
Events that have been cited as evidence of the family’s misfortunes include:
- 1941 — Rosemary Kennedy was often believed to have been intellectually disabled, and due to her severe mood swings and the worry that she would damage the Kennedy family reputation, her father, Joseph Sr., arranged in secret for her to undergo a lobotomy. The lobotomy instead left her unable to walk or speak well, and as a result, Rosemary remained institutionalized until her death in 2005. Rosemary’s condition inspired her sister, Eunice, to initiate the Special Olympics in 1962.
- August 12, 1944 — Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. died when his plane exploded over East Suffolk, England, as part of Project Anvil during World War II.
- May 13, 1948 — Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington, daughter of Joseph Sr. and Rose Kennedy, died in a plane crash in France.
- December 19, 1961 — Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. suffered a massive stroke which left him paralyzed on his right side. Thereafter, he suffered from aphasia, which severely affected his ability to speak.
- August 9, 1963 — Patrick Bouvier Kennedy died of infant respiratory distress syndrome two days after his premature birth (which itself occurred on the 20th anniversary of his father’s World War II rescue). Jackie missed the funeral because she was still recovering from the C-section at Otis Air Force Base.
- November 22, 1963 — U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was shot dead by Jack Ruby two days later before he could stand trial. In 1964, the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald was the lone assassin, but in 1979 the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy and that Oswald did not act alone.
- June 19, 1964 — U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy was involved in a plane crash in which one of his aides and the pilot were killed. Ted was pulled from the wreckage by fellow senator Birch Bayh and spent weeks in a hospital recovering from a broken back, a punctured lung, broken ribs, and internal bleeding.
- June 5, 1968 — U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in Los Angeles immediately following his victory in the California Democratic presidential primary. Sirhan pleaded guilty to Robert’s murder and is serving a life sentence at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.
- July 18, 1969 — In the Chappaquiddick incident, Ted Kennedy accidentally drove his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, which fatally trapped his 28-year-old passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, inside. Ted pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of the accident causing personal injury. In his televised statement a week later, Ted stated that on the night of the incident he wondered “whether some awful curse did actually hang over all the Kennedys.”
- August 13, 1973 — Joseph P. Kennedy II was the driver of a Jeep that crashed and left his passenger, Pam Kelley, paralyzed.
- November 17, 1973 — Edward M. Kennedy Jr., then aged 12, had to have his right leg surgically amputated due to bone cancer; he underwent a long, difficult, experimental two-year drug treatment to cure the cancer.
- April 25, 1984 — David A. Kennedy died of a cocaine and pethidine overdose in a Palm Beach, Florida hotel room.
- April 1, 1991 — William Kennedy Smith was arrested and charged with the rape of a young woman at the Kennedy estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The subsequent trial attracted extensive media coverage. Smith was acquitted.
- December 31, 1997 — Michael LeMoyne Kennedy died in a skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado.
- July 16, 1999 — John F. Kennedy Jr. died when his plane he was piloting, a Piper Saratoga, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard due to pilot error and spatial disorientation. His wife and sister-in-law were also on board and also died.
- September 16, 2011 — Kara Kennedy died of a heart attack while exercising in a Washington, D.C. health club at age 51. Kara had reportedly suffered from lung cancer nine years earlier, but she had recovered after the removal of part of her right lung.
- May 16, 2012 — Mary Richardson Kennedy committed suicide on the grounds of her home in Bedford, Westchester County, New York.
- August 1, 2019 — Saoirse Roisin Kennedy-Hill, 22-year-old granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, was found dead of a suspected drug overdose at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
I think it is safe to say; the family did or does have a curse on it, if not, not the luck of the Irish.
Some people can handle celebrity well and others can’t. The pressures of coming from a famous family are too much for some to take. They resort to booze, drugs and other sources to try and mask their discomfort.
On top of that, the parents of many of the rich and famous kids are too busy with their own selfish lives to take control of their kids lives and raise them the right way. Booze – drugs – lack of supervision in abundance can lead to suicide.
Jackie Kennedy is a good example of a lady that went the other way and kept her kids on the straight and narrow.
In retrospect, I am glad my old man kicked my ass and didn’t pamper his kids. I didn’t know it then, BUTT I came to see the wisdom of his actions, even if they were extremely rough and not all well intended.
When I see how kids today are raised and the end result of being spoiled, I will take my old mans method, even if he all of his some of his actions were uncalled for.
When I left the nest, I was able to handle the world. Then I was introduced to the USMC that put the icing on the cake. If it not for the way I was raised, I may have had a hard time dealing with Parris Island – Staff Sgt. Merrill (the master of disaster) and the sand flees.
Not all of the tragedies in the Kennedy were a result of having everything money could buy, BUTT it did have a great impact on them, being who they were and where they came from.
One thing for sure; Rose Kennedy is one tough lady to be able to handle all of the catastrophic events in her family and keep that stiff upper lip. She outlived her husband, some of her kids and some of her grand-kids.