Kara Kennedy and Eleanor Mondale, both 51, died today.
Kara Kennedy, daughter of Ted and Joan, died of a heart attack. She had been told she had inoperable cancer in 2002. Her family took her to Boston’s Brigham and Women’s hospital where they removed a lung. In 2007 she was declared cancer free.
Kara was the sister of Ted Jr. and Patrick. She married Michael Allen, a professional sailor, in 1990. They had two children, Grace and Max.
Eleanor Mondale, daughter of Vice President Walter Mondale, was a journalist and TV host. She died from complications of brain cancer today.