Christopher Kennedy Lawford

 

 

Age: 63

 

Summary: author and actor who was born into political and Hollywood royalty but sank into substance abuse and addiction and rose to become a well-known advocate for sobriety and recovery, who was the only son and oldest child of Patricia Kennedy, the sister of John, Robert, and Ted Kennedy, and English actor and socialite Peter Lawford (who was a member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack"), whose 2005 book Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots & Redemption was the first of several books he wrote about his substance struggles and said he spent his youth frolicking with Hollywood stars on one coast and rubbing shoulders with political stars on the other while living between Los Angeles and the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, where he was a big-brother figure to John F. Kennedy, Jr. (d. 1999).

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: March 29, 1955

 

Died: September 4, 2018

 

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada