May 16th, 2012
08:01 PM ET

Author: When phone rings about the Kennedys, 'you fear the worst'

The author of a book about the Kennedy family reacts to the death of Mary Kennedy, second wife of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.,

Medical examiner sets autopsy for Mary Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., died of asphyxiation due to hanging, the Westchester County, New York, medical examiner said Thursday.

The Bedford Police Department declined to say more because it is still investigating what led to the hanging. Her death is the latest for a family that has seen its share of tragedy.

"We know from a history of this family, it's very hard being a Kennedy, either being a blood Kennedy or being married to one," Laurence Leamer, a Kennedy biographer, said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." "The overwhelming celebrity, the attention, the obligations, the expectations that you're supposed to do something with your life. It's very, very hard."

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  1. Amir

    Someone you might have heard of ALMOST hade the guts to ask for the ESCO hoodie zip up. On the air somwhere................. : ) Almost

    May 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Reply

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