March 28th, 2013
04:47 PM ET

FBI: Cruise passenger had heart disease

The 64-year-old woman who died last weekend on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship had heart disease, the FBI said Thursday.

Katherine Kennedy was found by her husband in their cabin Sunday, Royal Caribbean said.

The couple was traveling on the Enchantment of the Seas, which was on a seven-day voyage from Baltimore to Florida and the Bahamas.

On Thursday, the FBI said the medical examiner found a cut on Kennedy's head, which likely occurred when she fell.

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  1. fernace

    I guess this means they have ruled out foul play. Because, as I understand it, cops & med examiners must rule that out 1st! Then you go on to "suicide" or "accidental"! A 3 yr old boy is said to have killed himself & now this! I think both of these deaths need a 2nd look!!

    March 28, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Monty Python

    I have never understood why old people ever go on a cruise. You are basically stranded 1000s of mile away from adequate health care for any medical emergency. Even if they could helicopter you to a Caribbean hospital in a couple hrs. Good luck. Talk about playing roulette with your senior life.

    March 28, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. George Smith

    Our son and brother George Smith was murdered on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas nearly 8 years ago but NO ARRESTS and NO ANSWERS. We pray for Ms. Kennedy's family and hope that they have been told the truth. Boycott Royal Caribbean. George, Maureen and Bree Smith

    March 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Thanks for the warning Mr. Smith. And sorry for your loss. I sincerely hope you and your family get some answers. And God Bless your family.

    March 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |