Tributes continued to pour in from the heartbroken Kennedy clan Friday over the death of 22-year-old Saoirse Kennedy Hill.
Michaela Kennedy Cuomo, the daughter of Kerry Kennedy and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, remembered her cousin’s “infectious charisma and fervor for finding joy in every moment.”
“Her beauty, inside and out, lit up every room that she entered,” Michaela wrote alongside snaps she shared of the two together. “No matter where you were, as long as you were with Saoirse you were going to have a joyful, hilarious adventure.”
Their uncle Robert F. Kennedy Jr. posted a series of personal photos on Instagram, showing Saoirse jumping off a jetty with Michaela, moving into her dorm room at Boston College, skiing on New Year’s Day and smiling on stage at a Kenny Chesney concert with her mom, Courtney.
“Saoirse was fierce, both in her love for her family and yearning for justice,” RFK Jr. wrote. “A fearless adventurer, she inspired curiosity and daring in her friends. But her greatest gift was to find humor in everything and to give us all the gift of her laughter — and our own.”
“The gaping hole that she leaves in our family is a wound too large to ever heal,” he added.
Aunt Kerry also shared photos earlier in the day and later uploaded a fifth one of her and Saoirse at the beach.
“Sweet Saoirse,” Kerry wrote.
Saoirse’s cousins Maria Shriver and former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy also weighed in online.
“A brave young woman left our world yesterday,” Shriver wrote, telling her Instagram followers to “be gentle with others, as so many are fragile and struggling” — alluding to Saoirse’s years-long battle with depression.
Patrick, meanwhile, shared a photo of the beautiful Boston College student.
“Saoirse will always remain in our hearts,” he tweeted. “She is loved and will be deeply missed.”