June 11th, 2012
08:23 PM ET

Mary Kennedy's tragic last days

New details have emerged about the last days of Mary Kennedy, the late wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and they paint a tragic picture.

According to sources close to the Kennedy family, Mary Kennedy was drinking heavily and severely depressed about her impending divorce and ongoing custody battle with Robert in the days and weeks before she hung herself on May 16. Newsweek contributor Laurence Leamer has more.

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  1. kitty hogan

    new info that i read: Bobby found her body!! previous stories said that the maid found her.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:22 am | Reply
  2. riamb60

    In sickness and in health, I am sorry but when somebody is suffering from depression they need the support from their spouse, instead Kennedy went out looking for a better mate. SHAMEFULL !!

    June 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Reply
  3. Patrick

    Borderline Personality Disorder is no joke. A volatile and unsettling condition and all the calling cards seemed on display. I wish her family the best and hopefully they find support. Very sad.

    June 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Reply
  4. Howard

    It IS tragic that anyone might feel so much pain and hopelessness that they would conclude that killing themselves is their best available option. None of us can know the feelings of all those involved, and none of us can imagine that anyone is happy Mary Kennedy is gone.

    June 12, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Reply

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