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Kara Kennedy dies at 51; oldest child of Sen. Edward Kennedy
Kara Kennedy dies at 51; oldest child of Sen. Edward Kennedy

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 "such a shock because she was in such...

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