The Kennedy Curse has struck again…and you don’t have to have the blood either, just marry it.
The estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr has been found dead in her New York home after an apparent suicide.
Mary Kennedy, 52, who had four children with the son of assassinated Democratic candidate and former attorney general Robert Kennedy, was reported to have hanged herself in a barn at her home in the wealthy Westchester County.
Her family confirmed her death in a statement issued by a lawyer. It said: “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. We have no further comment at this time.”
The news of Mrs Kennedy’s death was broken by Radar Online. A source told the website: “There was an EMT [Emergency Medicine Vehicle] vehicle outside the home about an hour ago.”
The couple was married for 16 years before divorcing in May 2010. She was arrested on suspected drink driving charges three days later, and reports also emerged that a complaint of domestic violence had been made and withdrawn, allegedly after two of the couple’s children got into a fight.