Five years earlier, Robert’s older brother, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, had been murdered in Dallas, Texas.
Her older brother Joseph Kennedy died in 1944 during World War II and a sister Kathleen died when a plane crashed in France in 1948.
In 1984, Robert Kennedy’s son David Kennedy died of a drug overdose, and in 1997 another of his children, Michael, died in a skiing accident.
In 1999, John Kennedy Jr, son of the murdered president, his wife Carolyn and sister-in-law died when a small plane crashed off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard (Massachusetts).
In 2011, Robert Kennedy Jr’s wife (son of Robert F. Kennedy), Mary Richardson, committed suicide.
Last year, another Robert F. Kennedy granddaughter, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, died at age 22 as a result of an accidental drug overdose.