Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died Friday at a Washington, D.C.-area health club after her daily workout, said her brother Patrick. She was 51.
"She's with Dad," said her brother, a former congressman from Rhode Island. Their father, who had a malignant brain tumor, died in 2009 at age 77.
She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, and doctors removed a malignant tumor the next year. Patrick Kennedy said she loved to exercise but the cancer treatment "took quite a toll on her" and "her heart gave out."
Her mother, Joan Kennedy, told the Boston Globe that Kara's death was...