Daughters of Ted Kennedy, Walter Mondale, both dead at 51 – Eleanor Mondale, the vivacious daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale who carved out her own reputation as an entertainment reporter, radio show host and gossip magnet, has died at her home in Minnesota. She was 51.
Further, reports have moved on the death of Kara Kennedy Allen, the only daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy. Kennedy Allen’s brother, Ted Kennedy Jr. is a resident of Branford.
The Associated Press also reports that former Rep. Patrick Kennedy says his sister, the oldest child in the family, has died. Kennedy Allen was a lung cancer survivor. Doctors removed a malignant tumor in 2003.
Patrick Kennedy told The Associated Press that “she’s with dad.” Their father died in 2009.
She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002 and was given a grim prognosis by doctors, her father wrote.
In the book, Edward Kennedy recalled her operation, along with her aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
“Kara responded to my exhortations to have faith in herself,” he wrote. “Today, nearly seven years later as I write this, Kara is a healthy, vibrant, active mother of two who is flourishing.”
In 2009, shortly before his death, Edward Kennedy was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. Kara Kennedy accepted the award on behalf of her father.
Daughters of Ted Kennedy, Walter Mondale, both dead at 51