RFK Refused Mary’s Pleas for Help

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. seemed to have ignored all the warning signs in the days leading up to his estranged wife’s suicide. After her death, Kennedy told police that “she needed me to take care of her,” and according to the file, he had told Mary’s caretaker that he couldn’t do more for her because “she doesn’t want to help herself.” The caretaker along with Mary’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor contacted Kennedy just days before her suicide with concerns that she was not doing well. The 52-year-old mother of four was found hanging in her barn in May. Even after death Mary couldn’t escape controversy, as her siblings fought with her husband over where she should be buried.