TMZ is reporting Mary Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr, has been found dead in her Mount Kisco, New York home this evening. She was 52 years old.
Authorities told TMZ that Kennedy was found at 1:36 p.m Wednesday by the Bedford Police Department and that law enforcement. Law enforcement is investigating the circumstances surrounding Kennedy’s death. A second celebrity news source has confirmed Kennedy’s death, Radar online has said they have confirmation of her passing this evening.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was the son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mary Richardson Kennedy filed for divorce in 2010 after 16 years of marriage.
three days after their divorce was set into motion and the couple had split up, Mary Kennedy was arrested for suspicion of DUI. She plead guilty to the charge and was ordered to pay a $500 dollar fine and the judge revoked her driver’s license for 90 days.
Mary Kennedy’s run ins with the law did not end there. A few months after that incident, she was arrested again, this time for driving under the influence of drugs. She was not forced to enter a plea in the case because a Pleasant Valley Town judge had later thrown out all charges against MAry Kennedy in the case. In the judge’s opinion he noted that while Kennedy was intoxicated on prescription drugs, there wasn’t evidence Kennedy knew that the prescription drugs she had taken would impair her ability to drive.