Kara Kennedy: Ted Kennedy’s oldest daughter dies at 51


Kennedy brothers; left to right John, Robert, Ted.

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WASHINGTON — Six years after she was deemed cancer-free, Kara Kennedy accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, just days before Sen. Edward Kennedy died while battling a brain tumor.

However, her own lung cancer treatment – surgery and grueling chemotherapy and radiation – left her physically weakened, her brother Patrick Kennedy said. She died Friday at age 51 after her daily workout at a Washington-area health club.

“Her heart gave out,” said Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island.

“She’s with dad.”

Kennedy was a member of the Sport & Health fitness center, though spokeswoman Nancy Terry declined to release further details about the incident, citing member privacy.

Her ex-husband, Michael Allen, said she frequently visited the club and went swimming every day if she could. He said details about her death would be released by The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. He said funeral arrangements are being made.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/17/kara-kennedy-dies_n_967591.html

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