Dead Kennedys Update: Dead Kennedys Outnumber Dead Kennedys

The death by hanging yesterday of Mary Kennedy, Robert Kennedy Jr.'s second wife, brings the total number of premature deaths in the extended Kennedy clan—including two of President John F. Kennedy's infant children—to 11. By contrast, the official count of current and former members of the Dead Kennedys stands at nine.

Dead Kennedys Past and Present:

  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (1915–1944). Died in World War II
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–1963). Shot in the head.
  • Robert Francis Kennedy (1925–1968). Shot in the head and torso.
  • Kathleen Agnes "Kick" Kennedy Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington (1920 – 1948). Plane crash.
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. (1960–1999). Plane crash.
  • Arabella Kennedy (1956–1956). Stillborn.
  • Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (1963–1963). Respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Kara Kennedy Allen (1960–2011). Heart attack.
  • David Kennedy (1955–1984). Drug overdose.
  • Michael LeMoyne Kennedy (1958–1997). Skiing accident.
  • Mary Kennedy (1960 - 2012). Suicide.

Dead Kennedys Past and Present:

  • Jello Biafra (1978–1986). Vocals.
  • East Bay Ray (1978–1986, 2001–present). Guitar.
  • Klaus Flouride (1978–1986, 2001–2010, 2011–present). Bass.
  • D. H. Peligro (1981–1986, 2001–2008, 2009–present). Drums.
  • Ron "Skip" Greer (2008–present). Vocals.
  • 6025, a.k.a. Carlos Cadona (1978–1979). Guitar.
  • Ted, a.k.a. Bruce Slesinger (1978–1981). Drums.
  • Brandon Cruz (2001–2003). Vocals.
  • Jeff Penalty (2003–2008). Vocals.