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Thu Sep 6, 2018 3:22am

People magazine reports the following:

Karen Mizoguchi

September 05, 2018 03:28 PM

Christopher Lawford, an actor who was one of John F. Kennedy’s nephews, has died. He was 63.

Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy, who is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday.

“We mourn the loss of my cousin Christopher Lawford, Rest in Peace,” she wrote along with photos of Lawford at the 2004 Democratic Convention with son David.

Patrick Kennedy, who revealed on Twitter that Lawford suffered a heart attack, also told the Associated Press that Lawford died in Vancouver, Canada, on Tuesday.

Christopher’s father Peter died of a heart attack after being hospitalized for alcohol-related liver and kidney problems in 1984.

RELATED: Christopher Lawford Once Credited His Sobriety to Cousin David Kennedy’s Fatal Drug Overdose

In addition to his prominent lineage, Lawford was best known for his acting career, with TV roles on shows including General Hospital, All My Children and Frasier, as well as film roles such as 2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.

In his 2016 book, When Your Partner Has an Addiction: How Compassion Can Transform Your Relationship (And Heal You Both in the Process), Lawford opened up about his addiction to LSD, which he said started at age 14 and ended at age 30 when he went to rehab. He attributed his issues to his parents’ bitter divorce and the assassinations of his uncles John and Robert.

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