An autopsy report shows the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Mary, had three antidepressants but no alcohol in her system when she committed suicide in New York.
Westchester County released the medical examiner's report on Mary Richardson Kennedy today.
The 52-year-old architectural designer and environmentalist hanged herself in May at her family's estate in Bedford, just north of New York City.
An autopsy report released today shows Mary Kennedy had three different types of antidepressants in her system when she committed suicide in May
Mary Kennedy was found hanging at her Bedford home in May and when she arrived at the medical examiner's office she still had the rope tied around her neck
Family members say she fought a lifelong struggle against depression.
According to the New York Post, the 52-year-old was pumped full of trazodone, desmethylvenlaxafine and venlafaxine and had no food in her stomach.
The autopsy report stated she died from asphyxia due to hanging, which was supported by the injuries to her neck.
More specific details revealed that when she was brought into the medical examiner's office, she still had a 'beige rope around her neck with a know of nine loops'.
Kennedy married Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 1994. The couple had four children.
He filed for divorce in 2010, asking in court papers she be required to remain sober in front of their children and not threaten suicide in their presence.
Her family accused him of using the filings as a 'brutal psychological weapon'.
Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr and wife Mary Richardson Kennedy attend The NRDC's 10th annual Forces For Nature gala in 2008
RFK Jr and his children stand outside St Patrick's church in Bedford, New York at the funeral service for Mary Kennedy on Saturday, May 19
Robert Kennedy stopped paying his wife's legal bills in the months before she committed suicide and was squeezing her financially as she fought him in court over child custody and other issues, her divorce lawyers contend.
He has denied the claims he cut her off from a court-ordered $20,000-a-month credit card and say he isn't to blame fo
Mary had no food or alcohol in her system when she died
Robert Kennedy's lawyers say he paid for food, shelter, education and health care and fully funded the credit card. They say he wasn't behind in support payments when his wife died.r the fact she couldn't afford groceries, gas and medical care.
The lawyers said they were owed $278,000.
Before Mary's death, RFK Jr had taken to appearing at public events with their four children - Kyra, Aiden, Conor and William - who he had full temporary custody of, and his new girlfriend, 46-year-old actress Cheryl Hines.
The mother-of-four was found dead by her husband and a housekeeper in an out building at her $2million mansion in upstate New York.
The domestic turmoil surrounding her life extended into preparations for her funeral. One of Mary's brothers went to court in an attempt to get custody of her body, while the Kennedys planned to bury her near the family's seaside compound in Hyannisport, Massachusetts.
However at her funeral, her devastated former husband, son of assassinated senator Robert F Kennedy and nephew of JFK, told the congregation: 'I know I did everything I could to help her.'
He revealed to mourners that he had spoken to her the day before her death, and that she told him: 'You know me better than anyone in the world.'
He continued: 'She said, "I was such a good girl." I said, "I know you are - and you still are."'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2170030/Autopsy-report-shows-Mary-Kennedy-antidepressants-alcohol-system.html#ixzz1zzp6jFAP