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Mary Kennedy Suicide

Anti-Depressants, but

No Booze at Time of Death

7/7/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Mary Kennedy
's suicide last May was NOT fueled by alcohol ... this according to the toxicology report -- but she was on three different anti-depressants.

The Westchester County medical examiner released a report Friday saying the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. died with Trazodone, Desmethylvenlafaxine and Venlafaxine in her system. Those are all defined by the National Institute of Health as anti-depressants.

The report also reveals there were NO  traces of alcohol found in her system when she hanged herself, despite her past struggles with alcohol addiction.

Mary died May 16 at her home in Bedford, NY. She was 52.

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gutsygirl    

Robert F.Kennedy is her cause of death. Period.

755 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Marrying a Kennedy is the kiss of death.

755 days ago
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buzz kill    

Do people really believe Robert Kennedy had nothing to do with her death? With money and power you can get away with anything, at least the Kennedy's always seem to.

755 days ago
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digit0lchica04    

Little known fact - many antidepressants can cause suicidal thoughts. My cousin took his own life after being switched to Prozac. Although antidepressants help many people, they can also cause the exact opposite effect in some. Everybody's body is different and doesn't behave the same.

755 days ago
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Silverado Mom    

Such a sad story. She endured so much at the hands of that evil Kennedy. He was the reason she died.

755 days ago
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Begorrah    

What is the department of HEATH???

755 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Obviously...Trazodone, Desmethylvenlafaxine and Venlafaxine, taken together, suck as anti-depressants.

755 days ago
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sweetnspicy    

Correction... they found 2 anti-depressants in her system and one sleeping pill. Trazodone is no longer used as an anti-depressant - instead, they've been prescribing it as a sleep aid for several years. They found it to make patients way to drowsy as an anti-depressant. Three years ago, I was given Trazodone for sleep - as an alternative to Ambien - and was told I could take 1-3 a night, as needed. My question is why would a doc prescribe TWO different anti-depressants? Its dangerous... many people have died just in the process of switching from one anti-depressant to another. I am not surprised being on two anti-depressants at the same time, as well as a strong sleeping pill like Trazodone, would spawn suicidal tendencies in a person, add that to the H E L L she was going through in life.... a combination that obviously made her mentally unbalanced enough to take her own life. Very sad..... May she rest in peace.

755 days ago
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shadough    

F U Robert Kennedy.

754 days ago
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priceless    

While they are three different types of medication, they have different levels of anti-depressant and are often prescribed together to work with each other.

Trazadone is a sleep aid which can help offset the jitteriness of the others but also has an a little anti-depressant in it.

And simply because she needed anti-depressants does not mean that is why she became suicidal.

We all know that marrying a Kennedy is hazardous to one's health (or life,depending on the kennedy)

754 days ago
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SMASHED    

With the exception of Caroline Kennedy, all the Kennedy's, including Maria and her fam are WHITE TRASH W/MONEY. Go away. Disgrace to the human race.

754 days ago
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Robert    

The Anti-Depressants didn't work. She hanged herself. She should ask for her money back. Aren't I funny ?

754 days ago
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pattycake    

she was another lazy chic that wanted the ez life.. and she married and ******* and got baby insurance and then acted all crazy when she couldn't handle the role she signed up for... it was her choice. Sorry but decorating a house and spawning kennedy heirs is not a career..

754 days ago
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Teresa    

Doctor needs to be investigated. 3 antidepressants!! Really?

754 days ago
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Teresa    

Doctor who prescribed needs to be investigated. 3 antidepressants!

754 days ago
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