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Courtney Kennedy Hill Daughter Death, Siblings, Husband

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 06 Aug, 2019
Courtney Kennedy Hill Daughter Death, Siblings, Husband

Courtney Kennedy Hill, born as Mary Courtney Kennedy, formerly worked at Children's Television Workshop and was a representative for the United Nations AIDS Foundation.

Later, Courtney served as treasurer of the congressional reelection campaign of Joseph P. Kennedy II. 

While Courtney was working, she lived between New York and Washington, D.C.

People also know Courtney as the second eldest daughter of the late American politician, Robert F. Kennedy.

In fact, she even served as the director of the fund-raising for Robert F. Kennedy Memorial and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum as a board of director.

Courtney Kenndy Hill's Family Background

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, the U.S. on 9th September 1956, Courtney Kenndy has reached the age of 62.

While talking about her family background, she is 5th of the 11 children born to Robert F. Kennedy and his wife, Ethel (née Skakel). 

Courtney's father was a well-known American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General. He married socialite Ethel Skakel, the third daughter of businessman George and Ann Skakel. 

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Sadly, Courtney's father was murdered on 5th June 1968 as he left behind 11 children and his wife. His funeral was held in the Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Massachusetts and all the cousins and friends were present to pay respects.

After the death of Robert, Ethel founded the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The widow of Robert has gathered a net worth of $50 million from her career. 

Among Courtney's siblings, there are seven boys and four girls, Kathleen, Joseph II, Robert Jr., David, Courtney, Michael, Kerry, Christopher, Max, Douglas, and Rory. 

Moreover, Courtney's two siblings, David and Michael, died long before the demise of their father. 

Moving towards Courtney's educational qualification, she studied History and Literature at the University of California and Trinity College in Dubin, Ireland. 

Married To Husband, Daughter's Sudden Death

Courtney has been married twice; sadly, both of the marriages have only seen the face of failure. She was previously married to Jeffrey Robert Ruhe, an ABC sports producer.

She met her first husband through her work at the Children's Television Network. The couple was married from 1980 to 1990, and during their married life, they did not welcome any children. 

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Later, Courtney found love again in Paul Michael Hill, an Irishman. Paul was friend with Courtney's brother, Joe Kennedy, but it was her mother Ethel who played the matchmaker.

Courtney and Paul got married on 26th June 1993.

At the age of 40, Courtney welcomed her daughter, Saorise Roisin Kennedy Hill, on 22nd May 1997.

Courtney Kennedy with her daughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill (Photo: Kennedy Family's Facebook)

Sadly, Courtney's married life came to an end in 2006. After the separation, her ex-husband was wrongfully imprisoned for 15 years for IRA Bombings.

Courtney then raised their daughter partly in Ireland.

Life couldn't be crueler to Courtney even after facing two failed marriages and losing her father and siblings, as a dreadful fate awaited her.

On 1st August 2019, her only daughter, Saoirse, died from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 22. She was found dead at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. 

Hopefully, Courtney soon overcomes the grief and pain of the loss of her happiness. 


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