Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s estranged wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, committed suicide by hanging herself at her Westchester home, multiple media outlets are reporting.
The 52-year-old architect and second wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was reportedly confirmed dead by Bedford police who responded to a Wednesday afternoon phone call, and sources told ABC News that she appeared to have hanged herself. She was first discovered by a housekeeper in the garage, the report also said.
The New York Post also reported that Mary Kennedy hanged herself, and that she had left a note.
(Also on POLITICO: RFK Jr.'s estranged wife found dead)
“She was deeply troubled, abusing alcohol and prescription meds,” a source identified as a close family friend told the publication.
Mary Kennedy married Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, in 1994 and had four children. She was known to have suffered problems with drugs and alcohol.
“Mary was a genius at friendship, a tremendously gifted architect and a pioneer and relentless advocate of green design who enhanced her cutting edge, energy efficient creations with exquisite taste and style,” the Kennedy family said in a statement.
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