Report: Mary Kennedy asked RFK Jr. for help the day before committing suicide

By Lee Higgins

The day before she was found dead of a suicide, Mary Richardson Kennedy called her estranged husband Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and asked for help, according to records obtained by The Journal News.

“She told me that she was sorry for everything … She said that I was right about everything, and everything was her fault. She then told me that she needed me to take care of her,” Robert Kennedy told investigators.

Mary Kennedy had fallen out of her routine in her final days, a caretaker at her Bedford estate told police. Instead of going to the gym in the morning, she was “staying in her bed by herself.” In fact, the caretaker didn’t clean her bedroom on Monday, May 14, or on Tuesday, May 15, which was the last day she was seen alive, because Mary Kennedy didn’t leave.

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Jorge Fitz-Gibbon’s career as a journalist has spanned 23 years, including stints at The New York Daily News and The Journal News. He is the father of an 11-year-old boy, and has been a single dad for seven of those years, recently working on building a blended family. He blogs for LoHud.com on parenting and music, drawing on his passion for both. Both come together in his life as well: His son currently plays guitar and saxophone, while Jorge is a guitar player with Bud Metro and the Corrections, The Journal News’ on-again, off-again newsroom band. Not surprisingly, Jorge’s love for classic rock and metal has rubbed off on his son, whose debut performance at a school talent show was Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” Now they’re working on Led Zeppelin and keeping his grades up in school.