Tragedies that have happened to the Kennedy family:

JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR.: Died in plane crash during World War II. He was 29.

ROSEMARY KENNEDY: Has been institutionalized since 1941 because of retardation and the effects of a failed lobotomy.

KATHLEEN KENNEDY: Married William John Robert Cavendish, the Marquess of Hartington. He was killed in World War II. She later died in a plane crash in 1948. She was 28.

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY: Assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. He was 46.

Son PATRICK was born prematurely in 1963 and died two days later, three months before his father's assassination.

ROBERT F. KENNEDY: Assassinated in June 1968. He was 43.

Son ROBERT Jr. was found in possession of marijuana while a juvenile.

Son DAVID died in 1984 of a drug overdose in a hotel after being ousted from the family vacation home at Palm Beach.

Son JOSEPH (Joe) was involved in a 1973 car accident that left a female passenger paralyzed for life

Son MICHAEL, who gained notoriety for an alleged 1996 affair with his family's baby sitter, was killed Wednesday in a skiing accident in Aspen, Colo. He was 39.

EDWARD M. KENNEDY: Drove a car off a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island in 1969 after a party, killing aide Mary Jo Kopechne.

Son EDWARD Jr.'s right leg had to be amputated in 1973 because of cancer.

Son PATRICK, now a congressman, sought treatment for cocaine addiction as a teen-ager in 1986.

Nephew WILLIAM KENNEDY SMITH was accused of rape in 1991 at the family's Palm Beach, Fla., estate. He was acquitted.