Sunday 18 February 2018

Ted Kennedy's eldest child Kara dies aged 51


THIS is Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late senator Ted Kennedy, with US President Barack Obama in 2009.

Ms Kennedy died at a Washington-area health club at the weekend at the age of 51.

Several years after she was deemed cancer-free, Ms Kennedy accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, just weeks before he died from a brain tumour.

However, her own lung cancer treatment left her physically weakened, her brother Patrick Kennedy said last night. She died on Friday after her daily workout at a Washington health club.

"Her heart gave out," said Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman.

Irish Independent

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