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Kara Kennedy, Daughter Of Sen. Ted Kennedy, Has Died At Age 51
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Posted on 09/17/2011 8:38:09 AM PDT by Red Badger

BOSTON (CBS) – Kara Kennedy, the only daughter of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, has died.

A Kennedy family friend confirmed to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 that the 51-year-old Kennedy passed away after reportedly suffering a heart attack.

In 2009, she accepted the Medal of Freedom on behalf of her father, who was home battling cancer.

Kennedy battled lung cancer in the past, but her cancer had been in remission since 2003.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: heartattack; karakennedy; kennedy
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1 posted on 09/17/2011 8:38:15 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

This family is so tragic. I am sorry to hear this. May the Lord bless the Kennedy’s during this time. How much does a family have to bear? I know they are democrats but all these deaths seems rather unfair to me.


3 posted on 09/17/2011 8:40:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Red Badger

Talk about a hard-luck family...what are the odds...?


4 posted on 09/17/2011 8:42:17 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: napscoordinator
This family is so tragic. I am sorry to hear this. May the Lord bless the Kennedy’s during this time. How much does a family have to bear? I know they are democrats but all these deaths seems rather unfair to me.

Oh please. People drop dead every day and don't get beatified like every Kennedy seems o. We've heard far too much of this family and their losses, and far too little of the losses of our troops in the field and the children they leave behind. I pray for Kara and her family.

5 posted on 09/17/2011 8:43:09 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Red Badger

any bio data?..married..kids?


6 posted on 09/17/2011 8:43:11 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: montag813

You are right this is horrible news. I just hope this family can stay strong.


7 posted on 09/17/2011 8:44:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Red Badger

Interesting. Word in Minneapolis is that Elanor Mondale, also 51, has died today after fighting cancer.


8 posted on 09/17/2011 8:44:51 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ken5050

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_kennedy


9 posted on 09/17/2011 8:45:15 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: montag813

You’re right, this family is no more tragic than millions of other families. Because there’s so many of them and because they are so famous, we just hear more.


10 posted on 09/17/2011 8:45:36 AM PDT by beandog (You can't elevate Perry by tearing down Palin)
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To: Red Badger

A woman who was 51 and not overweight? I wonder if she had a congenital defect of some kind. How sad.


11 posted on 09/17/2011 8:46:00 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Red Badger

A shame. She has two teenage children. I remember meeting her in 1980 when her father was running for President against Jimmy Carter.


12 posted on 09/17/2011 8:46:19 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Red Badger

Thanks...she was happily married for 25 years..two teenage kids....prayers for her family..and she was totally out of the public eye..not a hint of a scandal..


13 posted on 09/17/2011 8:48:04 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: ken5050
Cut and paste from Wiki:

In September 1990, she and Michael Allen, a professional sailor, were married at the Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Massachusetts

They have two children: Grace Kennedy Allen (born September 19, 1994, in Washington, D.C.) and Max Greathouse Allen (born December 20, 1996, in Rockville, Maryland).

Kara Kennedy

14 posted on 09/17/2011 8:49:16 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Red Badger
My condolences to the Kennedy family on their loss. But, they gave the Medal of Freedom to Ted Kennedy? I just can't stop thinking about 1984. War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.
15 posted on 09/17/2011 8:50:37 AM PDT by fhayek
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Married. 2 children, 15 & 17.

She had a heart attack at a health club.


16 posted on 09/17/2011 8:51:26 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Red Badger

RIP Kara Kennedy.


17 posted on 09/17/2011 8:51:31 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Red Badger

As much as I despise this family’s politics they are cursed. Without question. Very sad.


18 posted on 09/17/2011 8:51:42 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Red Badger
I am sorry for her family, but:

Exo 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

20 posted on 09/17/2011 8:52:34 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: trisham
From Wiki:

Kara passed away from an apparent heart attack while at a Washington, D.C. health club.

The irony is a head shaker.

21 posted on 09/17/2011 8:53:40 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: ken5050; Red Badger

>>> Talk about a hard-luck family...what are the odds...?

Precisely 100%. Everybody dies. With a large extended family, some die sooner then others.


22 posted on 09/17/2011 8:53:47 AM PDT by tlb
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To: ken5050

Married with two kids under age 20. Originally diagnosed as inoperable but apparently being a Kennedy has perks. I did read that two of Ted’s three kids had cancer, the third had a non-cancerous tumor removed from his spine. Even the ex wife had breast cancer.


23 posted on 09/17/2011 8:54:15 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: montag813

In less than 3 years, we lost my daughter, brother, bil, mom and about 25/30 aunts, uncles and cousins. Then in a 10 month period of time my aunt lost all 3 of her daughters to cancer. People just do not hear about the average citizen’s deaths. My aunt died about 2 weeks ago.


24 posted on 09/17/2011 8:54:22 AM PDT by MamaB
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Obviously genetic...didn’t Joan (Ted’s ex) have breast cancer...however, since both Joan and Ted were drunks..maybe alcohol DOES kill cancer cells..


25 posted on 09/17/2011 8:56:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: MamaB

Left out my dear husband who died of liver cancer in 06.


26 posted on 09/17/2011 8:57:23 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: DJ MacWoW
Wow. That is ironic.

My mother in law always said that when it's your time, it's your time. She never worried about anything.

27 posted on 09/17/2011 8:58:09 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jjotto

Wow....another surprise..can you confirm...just realize, when you mentioned her name, that she’d pretty much disappeared from the public eye for some years. IIRC, she was doing OK as a talkign head, and wasn’t she dating someone famous for a while..


28 posted on 09/17/2011 8:58:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: MamaB

I’m very sorry, MamaB.


29 posted on 09/17/2011 8:59:56 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MamaB

Deepest sympathies to you and your, MamaB. You suffered alot of sadness and grief


30 posted on 09/17/2011 8:59:56 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (Just one of 'those sons of bitches')
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To: trisham

Chemotherapy and radiation can cause heart damage. My mother, who didn’t have a history of heart trouble, had a minor heart attack while undergoing chemo for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I am happy to say that she’s been in remission for over 10 years and is doing well.


31 posted on 09/17/2011 9:00:14 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: napscoordinator
This family is so tragic. I am sorry to hear this.

This is a tragic death, but I disagree that the family is tragic. There are accidents, deaths, and disease galore in any extended family. Many families suffer this much and worse, they're just not newsworthy as far as the media is concerned.


32 posted on 09/17/2011 9:02:14 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: DJ MacWoW

An administrative law judge I knew who ran several miles every day had a heart attack and died at the age of about 48. He had young kids.

For many, their first heart attack is both the first time they knew they had a problem and the fatal heart attack.

Also, a cub scout leader we knew who was a physician, the only thin one in the bunch, died at my son’s cub scout camp in the pool. Massive heart attack.


33 posted on 09/17/2011 9:04:10 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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I agree with you M-i-L.


34 posted on 09/17/2011 9:05:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thanks for posting the info. I didn’t realize TK had a daughter. Must have been something underlying for her to have sudden cardiac death at 51, very sad. I am sort of curious as to what a professional sailor does.


35 posted on 09/17/2011 9:06:36 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Still believing...Sarah 2012!)
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To: Kieri
That makes sense. I'm glad to hear that your mother is doing well. I can imagine what a stress chemo and radiation must be on the body.

My father in law had both, but didn't survive. He passed away a year after my husband and I were married, six months after he was diagnosed.

36 posted on 09/17/2011 9:07:08 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: napscoordinator
This family is so tragic.

Is there a family that isn't?

37 posted on 09/17/2011 9:07:14 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: MamaB
I'm so sorry to hear about all the losses you've suffered.


38 posted on 09/17/2011 9:07:35 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: MadelineZapeezda

The hardest death we had to deal with was my daughter’s. It was so hard to lose a child no matter her age. My mom died in January, 2007 just a few months before her 103rd birthday. Now, her whole family is together again. The night after my aunt died, I woke up in the middle of the night singing, “When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be”. That is how they would want us to act. My mom does have a cousin still living at the age of 105. Went to see her when I was down last weekend and she is amazing.


39 posted on 09/17/2011 9:09:50 AM PDT by MamaB
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So very young. Sad.


40 posted on 09/17/2011 9:11:47 AM PDT by svcw ( http://www.internetlastpage.com)
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To: yldstrk
The death of anyone at a younger age than expected is tragic. And it does happen. Even to those who live healthy lives. God allows it for His purpose.

I had a granddaughter (by marriage) that died at age 19 in a single car accident. No witnesses. A reason for the crash was never found. She was on her way to my house in her "new" car.

We all deal with hurt and tragedy. It's why we can empathize with others. We know it hurts.

41 posted on 09/17/2011 9:12:39 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Cinnamontea

We are doing ok. God is still in the miracle business because our family could not have handled all of this without His help. One of the hardest things we have had to come to terms with is that we are the oldest generation now. We are not that old! : )


42 posted on 09/17/2011 9:13:35 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: Heart of Georgia
I am sort of curious as to what a professional sailor does.

Me too. I read that and thought "what?!"

43 posted on 09/17/2011 9:13:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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No parent should survive their child, I am so sorry for your loss. I do understand.


44 posted on 09/17/2011 9:14:09 AM PDT by svcw ( http://www.internetlastpage.com)
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To: MamaB
I'm sorry for your losses.

And I love old people! They are so much fun! We went to my Hubby's aunts 100th B'Day. It was a big gathering. She wanted to open her presents but her daughter said "No Mom. Tomorrow. You're tired." Auntie said "No I'm not! YOU are! I wanna know what I got!" LOL

45 posted on 09/17/2011 9:18:14 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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“professional sailor”

What does that mean? Merchant Marine? Yachting? Didn’t find much w/ Google.


46 posted on 09/17/2011 9:19:04 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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“How much does a family have to bear?”

Gimme a break. The family acquired their celebrity status via criminal activities and colossal unethical political dealings. As Catholics, they should understand God’s judgment. Y’know... the ol’ “sow and reap” thing.


47 posted on 09/17/2011 9:19:39 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("I know that God's tomorrow will be better than today!" A. H. Ackley)
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To: trisham

According to Wiki, she had lung cancer by that time. I imagine that would keep those excess pound off.


48 posted on 09/17/2011 9:20:36 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: Heart of Georgia

As I mentioned in a diff thread the daughter of Walter Mondale, Eleanor, also just passed away—same age, 51.

Sometimes these things can be so sudden. Co-worker of mine,
wonderful person, wife and mother, seemed to be in great health...went outside on her break and was found hours later—sudden brain aneurysm. She was only 48...


49 posted on 09/17/2011 9:20:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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I don't know. Rich playboy that sails his yacht often? LOL

It's a strange thing to put as a profession.

50 posted on 09/17/2011 9:21:08 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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