Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Wife, Mary Kennedy, Dead at 52

May 16, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mary Kennedy attend the gala fundraiser in support of the Waterkeeper Alliance on Dec. 4, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s estranged wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, was found dead at age 52 in her New York home on Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the death has yet to be determined.

The Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the death with local newspaper Bedford-Katonah Patch. The Bedford Police Department arrived at her 326 S. Bedford Road residence at about 1:36 p.m. and reported the incident as an unattended death with no witnesses.

“We deeply regret the death of our beloved sister Mary, whose radiant and creative spirit will be sorely missed by those who loved her,” Mary Kennedy’s family said in a statement that was obtained by ABC News. “Our heart goes out to her children who she loved without reservation. We have no further comment at this time.”

Mary was married in 1994 to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the third of 11 children born to Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy. She was his second wife. The couple had four children together. The couple was married for 16 years before Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 58, filed for a divorce in 2010.

The divorce filing was followed by a string of negative press about the Kennedy family, including a 911 call that was filed as a domestic incident report and an arrest of Mary Kennedy for driving under the influence outside a school.