Estranged wife of Robert F Kennedy Jnr dies

2012-05-17 08:49
New York - Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F Kennedy Jnr, was found dead on Wednesday at the family home outside New York City, The New York Times reported. She was 52-years-old.

The cause of death in Bedford, New York, was unknown and an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday morning.

Mary Kennedy married into the prominent political family plagued by tragedy in 1994. She had four children with Robert F Kennedy Jnr, the son of Robert F Kennedy - a former US senator and attorney general who was assassinated while he was running for president - and the nephew of assassinated president John F Kennedy.

The couple separated in 2010.

The family of Mary Kennedy, who was an architectural designer, announced her death without commenting on its cause. A family statement recalled her "radiant and creative spirit".

A statement released by Robert F Kennedy Jnr's family praised her as a "genius at friendship, a tremendously gifted architect and a pioneer and relentless advocate of green design".

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