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Braden Robert James Kennedy — RIP

TORONTO, March 29, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — Robert Kennedy, is the founder of Robert Kennedy Publishing which specializes in health and fitness.

The magazine-publishing arm includes six titles: MuscleMag International, Reps!, Oxygen, American Curves, Maximum Fitness and Clean Eating magazines as well as many books.

Kennedy also published the late Fitness Icon, Jack LaLanne’s last book “Live Young Forever” and this New York Times Best Seller (Hardcore Bodybuilding, Reps!, RockHard!, Beef It!, and Pumping Up! ) has also written over 53 books. His wife Tosca Reno, TV celebrity health and fitness guru, is the NY Times Best Selling Author of “The Eat Clean Diet” series also published by Robert Kennedy Publishing based in Toronto.

His beloved only son Braden Robert James Kennedy recently passed away due to pneumonia complications at tender age of 23.

Braden, who suffered a head injury as a result of an automobile accident 13 years ago, bravely endured, despite being bedridden with round-the-clock nursing care, unable to speak, eat or move, and consigned to his bedroom with his favorite film mega-stars, Will Smith and Jim Carrey.

Robert states “With unbearable sadness we mourn the loss of our son, a braver human being I’ve never known. His infectious laughter will never be forgotten. He taught our family the meaning of unparalleled courage amid the most unbearable of circumstances.”

His wife Tosca Reno Kennedy and step-mother to Braden continues: “Our love and admiration for him is boundless. He leaves a gaping hole in our hearts it is true but he has filled us with so much not the least of which is his bravery. Even during those long last hours he did not give up easily and endured what was handed him with grace.”

Braden is survived by sister Chelsea, father Robert, stepmother Tosca, stepsisters Rachel,Kiersten and Kelsey-Lynn, caring aunts, uncles and cousins and loving grandmother Joan.

Services will be arranged by: J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown, Ontario. Viewing to be held on Tuesday, March 29th 6-9 PM. The funeral mass will be on Wednesday, March 30th at 12:00 PM at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 14400 Argyll Road Georgetown, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Red Cross (Japan Earthquake Relief) would be appreciated and can be made online at or by calling 1-800-418-1111

There are no words. Our thoughts and hearts at Iron Man go out to the Kennedy family. As John Balik said, “That chapter has come to a close but the nights will go on.”

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