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Kara Kennedy Dies at Age 51

Kara Kennedy dies at the age of 51. Kara, above, read a psalm at the funeral of her father Sen. Ted Kennedy who died in 2009.

Kara Kennedy dies at the age of 51. Kara, above, read a psalm at the funeral of her father Sen. Ted Kennedy who died in 2009.

Patrick Kennedy, who is a former congressman from Rhode Island, has reported that his sister Kara Kennedy died on Friday16 September while she was at a health club in the Washington area. Kara Kennedy was 51, and was the oldest of three children of the late Senator Edward Kennedy who died in 2009 of a brain tumor at the age of 77.

Kara had battled lung cancer and survived the ordeal after doctors removed a malignant tumor in 2003. She married Michael Allen, a professional sailor, in 1990 and the couple had a son Max born in 1996, and a daughter Grace born in 1994, both of whom are in their teenage years now. According to her brother Patrick, Kara’s cancer treatment had weakened her physically, and he added that “her heart gave out.”

Back in 1988 when their father ran for the United States Senate, Kara and her brother Edward Kennedy Jr. helped with the campaign. Edward too had his battle with cancer, in his case, bone cancer which resulted in him losing his leg as a child.

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