Wire services are reporting that Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, has died.
Kara had battled lung cancer but appeared to be doing fine recently.
But she died yesterday, sources say, after working out at a Washington area health club. She loved to exercise but family members say that extensive cancer treatment had weakened her and her heart simply gave out.
Kara Kennedy, a board member of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate was a filmmaker and television producer who produced several videos for Very Special Arts, an organization founded by her aunt Jean Kennedy Smith.
She also served as a director emerita and national trustee of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
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