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Mary Kennedy

Dead at 52

5/16/2012 2:00 PM PDT UPDATED: 5/16/2012 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Mary Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has died
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife has died.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, 52-year-old Mary Kennedy was found dead in her Mount Kisco, New York home this afternoon.

The Bedford Police Department responded to the scene at approximately 1:36pm to investigate a possible "unattended death," meaning the death was not witnessed by anyone.

0516_mays_house_topviewMary and RFK Jr. were married in 1994. Robert filed for divorce in May 2010. Mary was Robert's second wife. The couple has four children together.

There are reports Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is currently dating actress Cheryl Hines.

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Three days after Robert filed divorce papers in 2010, Mary was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

A spokesperson for Mary's family just released a statement, claiming, “We  deeply regret the death of our beloved sister Mary, whose radiant and creative spirit will be sorely missed by those who loved her. Our heart goes out to  her children who she loved without reservation."

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buzz kill    

Smart woman, if there are any avoid the Kennedys like the plauge they are.

800 days ago
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Rhonda C. Poynter    

While of course it can be natural, it will be interesting to see what the coroner's report turns up, since the Kennedy machine does all it can to keep any kind of addictions or abuses under the radar - I remember being a ten year old kid and watching Joan Kennedy on tv and wondering, "Doesn't anyone else see a problem, here?" Not to malign Mary in any way...but I do hope that there's an investigation worth something.

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18.

Artist    

It's being reported as a suicide, very sad

800 days ago
19.

Sashatree    

I have first hand knowledge. Mary hung herself. It's so sad.

800 days ago
20.

karlew    

The Kennedys are hell on women. Rarely ends well.

800 days ago
21.

SSinOC    

Probably drank herself to death or with pills? Much like Kinkade did.

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k linnea     

I hope Cheryl Hines is proud of yourself

800 days ago
23.

hotbitch    

The DailyMail is reporting suicide. Sad.

800 days ago
24.

Cheryl A.    

Date a Kennedy---DIE
Marry a Kennedy---DIE

800 days ago
25.

Toasty J    

She looked like Anne Hathaway.
Too bad she married that idiot.

800 days ago
26.

Throwback kid    

I don't think it is a curse, more like the Kennedy's feel rules don't apply to them. From all the cheating, to Ted Kennedy taking a shower and putting on dry clothes before he reported that poor woman who died in the water after he ran off the bridge. Add to this all the drug and alcohol problems this family has. This woman was arrested for a DUI in the past, I wouldn't be surprised if alcohol or drugs were involved in her death. But there is no Kennedy curse, just a family that plays by their own rules and think they are better than the rest of us. May she rest in peace

800 days ago
27.

nof    

Too bad she was on my Bucket List.


Now I'm going to hafta do Caroline - twice.


Actually, I wanted to do Caroline twice anyway.


The Kennedy's need to make a comeback.


We're losing way-too-many.


Thank God for Maria and Arnold.

800 days ago
28.

Tellthetruth59    

Very sad. My condolences to her children.

800 days ago
29.

Wishbone    

I think her entire life revolved around RFK (and all that goes with being married to a Kennedy) and her family. The kids have grown up & left the house, then he tells her he's leaving her. Too much for her to cope with. Very sad.

800 days ago
30.

E    

Well, a death is a lot cheaper than a divorce, isn't it? Funny how people surrounding the Kennedys often wind up dead.

800 days ago
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