Actor Christopher Lawford, the son of Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, has died, according to TMZ . Lawford was 63.
Christopher — a longtime Hollywood actor — appeared on “General Hospital,” “Terminator 3,” “All My Children,” “Fraiser” and various other TV series. He was also a correspondent on “EXTRA.”
Lawford’s uncle was John F. Kennedy and his family often hung out with the First Family during JFK’s presidency.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Lawford was at a yoga studio Tuesday night when he had a medical emergency and later died. Our sources say the death appears to be from “natural causes.” The coroner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Lawford’s cousin Kerry Kennedy shared her condolences on Twitter.
We mourn the loss of my cousin Christopher Lawford, Rest in Peace.
Pictured here with our family at the 2004 Democratic Convention and with his wonderful son, David. pic.twitter.com/GLlCvN7xkv
— Kerry Kennedy (@KerryKennedyRFK) September 5, 2018
Closely related to President Kennedy, Lawford was also an author and was an active member of the Democratic National Committee, where he worked with his uncle, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy.
He also worked with the Special Olympics, the org his Aunt Eunice Shriver created.
He was also a New York Times best selling author with his book, ‘Symptoms of Withdrawal.’
Lawford had battled addiction issues back in the ’70s and ’80s. He was reportedly arrested in 1980 for allegedly impersonating a doctor to score prescriptions.
So, we bid farewell to another lib. R.I.P.