NEW YORK - Mary Kennedy, the 52-year-old estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr, has been found dead at her home in Bedford, New York, US media reports said Wednesday.
"We deeply regret the death of our beloved sister Mary, whose radiant and creative spirit will be sorely missed by those who loved her," Mary Kennedy's family said in a statement carried by ABC News.
The Journal News local newspaper and New York's Daily News quoted unidentified sources saying that she hanged herself.
Police in Bedford said only "a deceased individual had been located inside an out building on that property," referring to her address. However, they would not immediately confirm the name.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr is the son of Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot dead in 1968 while seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency previously held by his brother John F. Kennedy, assassinated in 1963.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr and Mary Kennedy had been separated since 2010. She was his second wife and they were married for 16 years.
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