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    Default Kara Kennedy Allen, daughter of Ted Kennedy, dies at age 51

    The only daughter of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, Kara Kennedy Allen, died suddenly Friday evening, NBC News has learned.

    Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy confirmed the death of his 51-year-old sister on Saturday.

    The divorced mother of two died while at a health club in Washington, D.C.

    Kennedy Allen had been a survivor of lung cancer and family friends say she had been in remission for a few years.

    No further details about the circumstances of her death were available, but family members were told that a heart attack was suspected.

    Kennedy Allen maintained a very private life. She made a public appearance at the White House on August 13, 2009, to accept the Medal of Freedom awarded to her father by President Obama.

    In August 2009, her father lost his battle with brain cancer and she did a reading at the funeral.

    A longtime resident of Maryland and the D.C.-area, she served on boards for family-related nonprofits and had previously worked as a television producer.

    Kara Kennedy Allen is mother to Grace Kennedy Allen who turns 17 on Monday and Max Greathouse Allen, 15.

    She is survived by her mother, Joan Kennedy, and younger brothers, Edward Kennedy, Jr., and Patrick Kennedy and their families.

    Ted Kennedy's daughter, Kara, dies at 51 - politics - More politics - msnbc.com


    Bad day for daughters of U.S. Politicans....

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    Oh, man. Remission from lung cancer just to die from a heart attack at 51? Sucks.

    Rest in peace.

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    Her poor children! This is just sad.
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    Oh how sad, she was a survivor and then passed away so young. Her poor children, 15 and 17 is far too young to lose your mother.
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    Way too young; I heard it reported this morning on "Today" show that the lung cancer had affected her heart.
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