“Kennedy Curse” Strikes Again

August 26th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
Kennedy Family Cursed The death of the sole male sibling of the Kennedy dynasty, Edward Kennedy, marks the end of an era of a family which has been controversially speculated as a “cursed” family. The speculations regarding storied related to the family are so strong on their hold, that the tragedies that has seemingly occurred on the Kennedy family over the years, has been termed as the “Kennedy Curse“.

Those who believe that the family is a cursed one have reportedly cited some of the tragic occurrences that had literally curbed the family. Here is an insight of some of the incidents that has marred the Kennedy family into a tomb stone.

In the year 1941, it was reported that Rosemary Kennedy was mentally retarded. Because of her increasing mood swings and her violent nature, Joe Kennedy made her to undergo lobotomy. The reported surgery impaired her cognitive abilities even more and she remained institutionalized till she died in the year 2005.

The clouds of gloom once again overshadowed the family in the year 1944, when Joseph Kennedy Jr died in a mid air plane explosion, while he was piloting the plane during World War II. In the year 1948, it was reported that Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish died in a plane crash in France along with her lover Peter Wentworth-FitzWilliam.

The ghost of tragic occurring marred the family when Jacqueline Kennedy gave birth to a still born baby in the year 1956, after suffering a miscarriage reportedly in the year 1955. The premature baby, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, the third child of John and Jackie Kennedy died two days after his birth in the year 1963. Lightning struck the family when then President John F Kennedy was allegedly assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in that very year.

Robert F Kennedy was shot multiple times and was killed in the year 1968. The “Kennedy Curse” followed when David Kennedy reportedly died from a Demerol and cocaine overdose in 1984. Michael Kennedy died in 1997 after succumbing to a skiing accident. In the year 1999, John F Kennedy Hr, his wife and sister-in-law were reportedly killed when the Piper Saratoga crashed into the Atlantic ocean.

Eunice Kennedy died in the early morning of August 11, 2009 leaving her surviving brother Edward Kennedy. Edward died on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 after succumbing to a brain tumor.

Curse or not, the Kennedy family has been marred by a series of tragic incidents over the years. And the death of the US Senator Edward Kennedy just elaborates the list of the happenings.

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