Luciana Klosterman, a close friend of the family, said Saoirse’s mother, Courtney Kennedy Hill, told her in a phone conversation about her daughter’s struggle with mental illness.
“Maybe two or three months ago, I talked to her over the phone. She was in California. She was trying to find a place for Saoirse there, to help with her depression,” Klosterman told the tabloid.
News of Saoirse’s death Thursday after an apparent drug overdose sent shockwaves throughout the Kennedy clan. Family sources told The Post she had not been a partier and that “there’s never been any sign to the family that Saoirse was drinking or taking drugs.”
Saoirse, the granddaughter of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, was 22 years old.