Coroner: Mary Richardson Kennedy Died From Hanging

BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A medical examiner in suburban New York says the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr. died of asphyxiation due to hanging.

Mary Richardson Kennedy was discovered dead Wednesday on the family’s property in Bedford.

She was 52, and had struggled with drug and alcohol charges in recent years.

An autopsy was performed Thursday morning.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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