Mary Richardson Kennedy, ex-wife of environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., was found dead at her suburban New York City home on Wednesday.

ABC News and other sources are reporting her death was a suicide. An autopsy has been scheduled for later today.

Police were called to the Kennedy home around 1:30 p.m. yesterday, and confirmed that they had found "a deceased individual".

The former Mary Richardson married Kennedy in 1994. They had four children together before Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. filed for divorce two years ago.At the time, Mrs. Kennedy was reportedly dealing with drug and alcohol abuse issues.

The Kennedy family issued a statement, praising Mrs. Kennedy for "her kindness, her love, her gentle soul and generous spirit."