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Cause of death: cancer
Full name: Edward Moore Kennedy
Noted For: U.S. Senator (D-MA, 1962-2009). Candidate for the Democratic nomination for President (1980). Drove his car into a lake and swam to safety while his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned; and also failed to report the accident to the police until 10 hours later (7/19/1969). Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009). Brother of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.