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Originally posted 05/17/2012 08:10PM
Mary Kennedy, who committed suicide by hanging herself, had battled depression for years, her estranged husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says.
"A lot of times, I don’t know how she made it through the day," Robert tells The New York Times. "She was in a lot of agony for a lot of her life."
He adds: "I don’t think anybody who was around her didn't do everything that they could to try to help her."
Originally posted 09/28/2011 08:45AM
In the three-plus decades that she appeared on the world stage, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy captivated the country's imagination. But little personal information was known about the fiercely private widow of President John F. Kennedy.
PEOPLE has learned intimate details about Kennedy's life through interviews with her confidants.
Originally posted 09/14/2011 08:15AM
She was one of the world's most beloved yet mysterious women. And as a young widow following her husband's murder in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy largely kept quiet in her torrent of grief.
Eight and a half hours of recordings of Mrs. Kennedy from seven interviews in 1964, four months after the president's Nov. 22, 1963, murder, are set to be released as an audio book Wednesday. In excerpts published in The New York Times, the former first lady holds forth on everything from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the world's great leaders of the time to her own husband – whom she idolized to the end.
Originally posted 08/11/2009 06:30AM
Eunice Kennedy Shiver, the younger sister of President John F. Kennedy and the mother of California First Lady Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger, died at around 2 a.m. Tuesday, her family has announced.
She was 88 and the cause of her death was not disclosed, though for the past week she was listed in critical condition at Cape Cod Hospital in Barnstable, Mass., where family members, including the Schwarzeneggers,, had gathered.
In a statement, the family called Shriver "a living prayer, a living advocate, a living center of power. She set out to change the world and to change us, and she did that and more." Younger brother Sen. Edward Kennedy also paid tribute to her "great humor, sharp wit and ... boundless passion to make a difference."
Originally posted 09/18/2006 09:00AM
Patricia Kennedy Lawford, a sister of the late President John F. Kennedy, died Sunday at her Southampton, N.Y., home from complications from pneumonia, according to a spokesperson for her brother, Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. She was 82.
Originally posted 02/18/2005 09:00AM
CLASHED: The 20 contestants on CBS's Survivor: Palau were quickly whittled down to just 17 on Thursday night's premiere episode. The castaways had just become acquainted with their new surroundings when host Jeff Probst said the initial immunity challenge won by Jolanda Jones and Ian Rosenberger (who were the first of the 20 to swim ashore) would last only 10 minutes, until they finished picking their two tribes. The last woman and man chosen, Wanda Shirk and Jonathan Libby, were eliminated from the show. The game's first challenge then pitted the Koror and Ulong teams against each other for team immunity, leaving Ulong to vote off a player. That ended up being Jolanda, in a 6-3 decision. Her parting words: "I am the oldest and I think differently than my tribe. It's an experience I think everyone should try."
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