The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

The Kennedy curse is a term for the The Kennedy family ,because its members faced a series of tragic misfortunes and untimely deaths

Timeline: The Kennedy Family Curse

1) Joseph Kennedy Jr

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

US Navy lieutenant, Joseph Kennedy Jr, (the elder brother of JFK) died on August 12, 1944 - age 29. He was killed in action during World War II after the explosives in his plane detonated prematurely in flight

2) Kathleen Cavendish

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

Kathleen Cavendish( JFK's sister ) died on May 13, 1948 - age 28 .She was flying from Paris to the French Riviera when her plane entered into a storm causing the plane to crash into some mountains

3) Arabella

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

On August 23,1956 , a month before her baby was due ,Jackie Kennedy gave birth to a stillborn daughter, Arabella.

4) Patrick Bouvier Kennedy

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

On August ,9 , 1963 – Patrick Bouvier Kennedy died at the age of 2 days old. He was Jackie Kennedy and John F. Kennedy’s second son

5) John F Kennedy

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

President John F Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dallas, Texas. He was 46-years old when he was fatally shot by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald.

6) Robert Kennedy

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

Robert F.Kennedy ( JFK's younger brother ) was assassinated on June 6, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, after winning the California Democratic primary. He was 42-years old when he was fatally shot by Sirhan Sirhan

7) David Kennedy

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

David Kennedy (fourth of RFK's eleven children) was found dead on April 25, 1984 in a Florida hotel room after overdosing on Cocaine, Demerol ( painkiller) and Mellaril (anti-psychotic medicine) He was 28-years old

8.) Michael Kennedy

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

On December 31, 1997 ,Michael Kennedy (sixth of RFK's children) died at the age of 39,after a skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado. He was playing football while on skis and died after he collided with a tree

9) John F Kennedy Jr

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

John F Kennedy Junior(JFK's son) died on July 16, 1999 - age 38, after the aircraft he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean .His wife, Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren, were also killed.

10) Mary Kennedy

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

Mary Kennedy ( ex wife of Robert Kennedy Jr) died on May 16, 2012 - age 52, after committing suicide . She'd hanged herself in a barn behind her home

11) Kennedy

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths

Kara Kennedy (eldest of the three children of Ted Kennedy) died on September 16, 2011 - age 51. She suffered a fatal heart attack while working out at a health club

The Kennedy Family Curse: 11 Tragic Untimely Deaths


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