In the spring of 1984, Kennedy completed a month-long stay at St. Mary's Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis. On April 19, he flew down to Palm Beach, Florida for Easter, where several members of the Kennedy family had gathered. Kennedy checked into Room 107 of the Brazilian Court Hotel and spent the next few days partying. On April 25, staff went to check on his welfare at the insistence of concerned family members; he was found dead on the floor of his suite from an overdose of cocaine, Demerol, and Mellaril.
David was interred on April 27 in the family plot at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the first of four of Joseph Kennedy's young adult grandchildren to die prematurely. He was later followed in death by his younger brother Michael (skiing accident, 1997) and cousins John, Jr. (plane crash, 1999) and Kara (heart attack, 2011).
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