Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy, Jr., was found dead in her New York home in the early morning hours today in an apparent suicide. She was 52 years old.
“We deeply regret the death of our beloved sister, Mary, whose radiant and creative spirit will be sorely missed by those who loved her,” her family said in a statement.
The cause of death has not been determined at this time, but according to reports, she committed suicide by hanging herself.
She was found dead at her home in Mount Kisco in New York around 1:36 a.m. today. The incident is under investigation by the Bedford Police Department. She was the second wife of Robert Kennedy, Jr., and together, they have four children. In 2010, they filed for dissolution of marriage.
“Mary Kennedy inspired many families with kindness, love and generous spirit, and she was a genius at friendship and a gifted architect,” the family said in a statement.
She advocated for treatment and finding a cure for food allergies and asthma. She was an instrumental co-founder and driving force of the Food Allergy Initiative to which contributions may be made in her name.