Mary Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is dead
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Mary arrive at funeral services for U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy in August 2009.
May 16th, 2012
05:23 PM ET

Mary Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is dead

Mary Kennedy, from whom Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed for divorce in 2010, is dead, said an employee of the Westchester County, New York, medical examiner's office on Wednesday.

The employee, who declined to give his name, told CNN he would provide no further details about the manner and cause of death.

The family released a statement saying, "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."

The Bedford (New York) Police Department earlier confirmed they were investigating a possible unattended death at 326 South Bedford Road, an address owned by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Authorities found a deceased individual inside "an out building" on the property, police said in a statement.

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  1. Judy

    Bob, first poster, go back into your hole.

    May 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Really

    Ya but Bob, your a nobody...

    May 16, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Tiffany

    It is breaking news because it is a well known family, not because she died. I'm "Bob" when you heard about Carroll Shelby's passing a few days ago you though differently.

    May 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • laurie

      The Kennedy family was larger than life for decades and we watched their every move, bad or good. We also only had 3 to 6 channels to watch on tv. There are adults and children that can barely name any presidents before Clinton! Times have changed to what is important and interesting..... I mean, there's Kim, Brittney Spears, the Survivors, Howard Stern.....

      May 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rod C. Venger

    Where is Catatonic State Parkway?

    This is all pretty pathetic. Mary WHO? She married a Kennedy but is not a Kennedy herself. A woman doinked by a Kennedy is like a buck being bagged by a hunter...it happens all the time. And like a hunter, sometimes the woman winds up a trophy. So what?

    2.1 million people die in the US every year, this based on 2010 death statistics. Mary WHO is just one of millions.

    May 16, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. GreatGrany5

    So glad there isn't a Kennedy name in my family but it is so sad for such a young person to die. It doesn't hurt to show some respect in any case. No matter if the negative comes from a troll or just a mean spirited person.

    May 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. brown

    The corrupt news media keeps the electorate entertained while our elected representatives
    create chaos – in our names – around the world.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Dr. Deena

    Some of you people really need to grow up– or quit taking the hate pills.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Sashatree

    I am friends with the family. Mary took her own life by hanging. She'd been battling problems with alcohol/depression/marital problems for some time. It's not easy being married to a Kennedy, but she tried her best. My heart goes out to the family and especially the children. It's so tragic when someone feels so desperate and alone despite all those around them trying to help. RIP Mary.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. bob

    so true

    May 16, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. WhackyWaco

    The Kennedy clan is cursed.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Bob

    There are sure a lot of deaths in this family.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The Kennedys have made a wonderful contribution to this country and to the world.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • laurie

      .......... Again, anyone under 30 can't relate to the Kennedy era. They aren't stupid it's just that there are no Kennedys of their generation that are contributing to society. Think about it. Their generation has the Facebook clan (not to shabby), and musicians and actors that they look up to that contribute to the world with the money that they make. That's interesting in itself.....

      May 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LG

    Not news? Oh but if a celebrity dies or OMG a reality TV star you would consider it HUGE news! Makes me glad to be a boomer as opposed to being young and stupid.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Jim

    The callous ignorance and hate being displayed here and elsewhere in America today shows the real decay of the nation.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Michael Preston

    God bless her, and her children and pray God gives her another chance anyone who feels different is just cruel to me.

    May 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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