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Friday, April 13, 2012

Robert H. Kennedy (1938-2012)

Photo Credit: Paul Buceta
Robert Kennedy was the true love of my life.  I am blessed to have been with him and to know such love is rare.  He showed me how to live my life as one filled with possibilities.

Through him I became what I am today, a story that is familiar to many others who have been touched by Bob’s generous, warm and colorful spirit. What I have lost I will continue to feel for months to come. What Robert gave me will fill me for my lifetime. To walk this path without him is by far the biggest weight I have lifted yet though Robert trained me well. The grace will come from seeing all the miracles we have planted together bear fruit. Robert would have loved that.

Goodbye my dear husband, friend and mentor. Until I see you again.

Please read a full statement about Robert Kennedy here.

Please send your condolences here

158 comments:

  1. So sorry for your and your family's loss, Tosca. It sounds like the time you shared with Bob was wonderful and provided you with many warm memories for you to hold dear.

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss, Tosca. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  4. So sorry to read this, Tosca. So many people are so saddened and I hope you have great memories to keep you strong at this time.

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  5. I am sorry for your loss, may his spirit continue to touch you and help you heal

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  6. Tosca - my thoughts are with you. I can only imagine how hard this is for you and your family. I am in awe of your strengh rest assured you will not have to carry this weight by yourself - we are all here for you.

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  7. Tosca I know this must be such mixed feelings for you, my heart goes out to you and your family at this time. May his name forever live on in your life work and family example! Love to all of you

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  8. Its a sad, sad day, but at the same time we rejoice in the wonderful life Bob led and the gifts he gave throughout his life that have influenced and transformed many lives for the better. Thoughts and prayers are with you Tosca and all the family and friends

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  9. So sorry for your loss, dear Tosca. My heart and prayers are yours. Sending much love and many prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

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  10. I'm very sorry for your loss, Tosca.

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  11. So sorry for your loss, Tosca. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. Dear Tosca, please accept my condolences. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us. It is evident that Robert touched your life. Please know that because of Oxygen Magazine and your Eat Clean work, I was able to find my way in health and fitness. Robert left a great legacy behind that inspired many. May he rest in peace. Love, Bea

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  13. Oh, Tosca :( I am so, so sorry for your loss. Beautifully written. Thank you so kindly for sharing with us. May your Husband Rest In Peace. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Xo

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  14. I am crying with you Tosca. Please know that my heart is hugging yours. Love, Lauren

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  15. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have been blessed to have known true love and that will be something that remains with you always. I am truly sorry for your loss.

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  16. I am sorry for your loss Tosca. You have shown real strength during this time of hardship. May you always be blessed.

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  17. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, Tosca. May you have the strongest support and love surrounding you in this time of grief. Robert Kennedy was an amazing man- a true inspiration- and his memory will live on and continue to inspire- through your love, and through the work you've created together.

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  18. So very sorry for your loss. He sounds like a very wonderful man and your love for each other never ending! You and your family are in my prayers!

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  19. My heart is broken for you, Tosca. I enjoyed "Tough Love" Bob coming into my home every month with his wit and contagious motivation. My prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry.

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  20. so sorry for the loss you and all his friends, family and fans feel. Prayers for you all!

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  21. WHAT??? I'm truly shocked and saddened by this news. He seemed very healthy, young and vibrant. Was this sudden? I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  22. My deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

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  23. God Bless you and your Family.

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  24. Tosca,

    Please know that those of us that have changed our lives for the better because of both of you will continue Bob's quest to make the world healthy and fit.

    Thinking of you...

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  25. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Please know it will get better.

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  26. My heart aches for you. Bob will most definitely be missed by all. May you find comfort in the love you shared and the memories you created with him, as you face the difficult days ahead without him. Continuing to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my deepest sympathy.

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  27. Sorry for your loss. Oxygen magazine played an integral part in my quest to live a healthy lifestyle. I learned so much from all the articles and was inspired by all the stories from real women all over the world - all with one common factor...to want to be healthy and fit. Robert's legacy will continue in the knowledge and inspiration he gave us all.

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  28. Condolences and love to the entire family! Bob was a fantastic person and it's sad that he's no longer with us to give his "tough love."

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  29. God bless you and your family - may he welcome Bob with open arms. May they together wrap your family in love.

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  30. Tosca I am so sorry for you and your family. My heart is very heavy with the news, and I am so glad you were able to spend these precious moments with him before he went to his Eternal life. Praying for you all!!

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  31. I am so very sorry for your loss Tosca. Your Bob was and will continue to be a force in your life and in many of ours here through his amazing work and 'Tough Love'. I will continue to think of you and your family and send you all healing vibes.

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  32. Tosca you are amazing, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your husband was a blessing to the fitness industry and his legacy will carry on. I love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Amber

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  33. I am so very sorry Tosca. I was just thinking of you and this very difficult time for you last night and it dawned on me that this is just one more way that you show us all how very STRONG you are, just in a different way. Thank you for showing us all what true strength really is. You are loved.

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  34. Tosca ,
    You and your family will be in our prayers

    Micah and Diana LaCerte
    www.hitchfit.com

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  35. Prayers go out to you and your family. Rejoice in his life and remember him with smiles.

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  36. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  37. Losing someone so precious and close is truly the ultimate weight to bare..... May you feel God's blessings and love in your time of need.

    ((hugs))
    Amy Jo

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  38. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers today.

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  39. You know what? I never knew Bob, But you have inspired me for decades. But this morning I read through your posts about your man, and you gave me hope, that as a 55 year old athlete who raised 3 boys as a single woman, I could create a love like that in my own life. See, love like that has a way of spreading, and you and Bob just planted a seed of faith in my heart. Bless you.Stay joyful. He is.

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  40. Although I have never met either of you personally, I feel a heart felt connection with you both. I have read OXYGEN Magaizne for many years. OXYGEN along with your books have changed my LIFE. My heart breaks for you and your family. GOD bless you all. With love -
    Wanda Culp Indianapolis Indiana.

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  41. So sorry for the incredible loss to your family. May you find peace and comfort in your love and memories. Many heartfelt ((((((hugs))))) to you and your family.

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  42. Tosca,
    Our family is praying for you and your family. You have our deepest sympathies. May you find comfort in the love you all shared, and may the Lord bind up your wounds. (Psalm 147:3)

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  43. I am so sorry for you and all of us. Robert was a great man. I loved and read Oxygen from the beginning. It was a monthly bible to so many. Stay strong Tosca, he will always be with you.

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  44. Tosca - Thank you for sharing your Bob with us. The love, caring, and knowledge you have shared with women everywhere is such a gift. We all love and support you!

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  45. Many blessings to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I bet Bob has the angels up there on a workout regiment already =) Thank you for sharing your beautiful love story. God speed to you and yours.. <3

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  46. Tosca, you are such a strong individual. Your ability to share this so publicly with us is astounding. I know this is a very sad day for you, and I'm hoping that the life of Robert is celebrated more so than his passing. Just like you said, until you meet again...he'll always be watching over you! xoxo

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  47. My condolences to you and your family, Tosca.

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  48. Your goodbye is so eloquent. So beautifully written. I pray for strength and comfort to be with you always.

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  49. So sorry for your loss: ( May God give you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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  50. I am so deeply saddened by this news.My heart goes out to you,Tosca.Back in 1977 I wrote to Musclemag many times and Bob always replied to my letters in person,even sending condolences when my Father died.He gave me very good advice and help.Deepest sympathy.God Bless.

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  51. I have been an Oxygen reader for a few years now and own almost all of your books....your whole family inspires me! I am very sad to hear about Bob....God Bless you all...

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  52. The Lord will give you peace and strength to carry you through is valley. Seek Him to draw comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you Tosca...

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  53. So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.

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  54. Oh dear Tosca-I am so sorry and sad for your loss. The fitness community has lost a champion. We love you and your family. Hugs to you all.

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  55. My deepest sympathy with you all. I dont know you personally but i feel so much love from you and your family. My heart goes out to you all. Be the strong family he would want you to be. Sent with love xxx

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  56. With much love to you, Tosca, and all of your loved ones at this time ... Be well xoxo

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  57. May your memories be enough to help alleviate your sadness and may your heart be ever full of his wisdom, love and laughter. He will always be a part of you! Hold on to him dearly, and remember the good times.

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  59. Beautifully written Tosca. He will be remembered for many, many years to come, as he inspired us all. You have and you will continue to do this as well. Remember that your friends and family will continue to walk the path with you forever and Bob will be there too in spirit. Take care.

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  60. My thoughts are with you, Tosca, and to your girls. You are all very brave loving souls. I can feel the love radiate through all your words.
    Much love,
    Kelly

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  61. Bob will be forever missed. While he was known for his Tough Love, it was the love of fitness and wanting to share it with others that we all connected to and became inspired by. Thank you for sharing some of your moments and thoughts during this very private and painful time. The entire fitness community is mourning today. You and your family with be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  62. You and your family are in my prayers Tosca. You will all be carried by a power you never would have thought. The Lord is mindful of you all and his peace and love will be with you. You will see your husband again and be a reunited family. The love you had is rare, but you were able to have that love and what a blessing that has been. Love, Sonia

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  63. My condolences to you. Mr. Kennedy left us a great legacy and taught us so much through his publications. He will be sadly missed and we send you our love and support during this time.

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  64. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and always. His legacy will live on as he perpetually impacted countless lives with his dedication to our health and fitness.

    God bless you and your family.

    Nancy

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  65. Sending love and strength to you and your family in this difficult time. He will be missed but never forgotten! Hugs!

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  66. I am so very sorry for you and your family's loss. Your posts have been so touching and beautiful. Thank you for sharing and inspiring as always as you travel through one of life's hardest transitions.

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  67. Mourning the loss of a great and inspiring man. My heart is with you and your family today.

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  68. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal"
    My deepest condolences to you and and your family.

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  69. Tosca, you and your family are in my prayers. This saddens me because you and Robert has inspired me, to become a better Marine physically, to become a personal trainer, and just this morning I was reading the latest Oxygen magazine and it popped in my head that one day I will be in this magazine. His great legacy will live on and I hope that one day I will be able to help represent that.

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  70. oh Tosca. all my love is pouring out to you right now. my prayers are always with you. God bless

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  71. We all are saddened by this newest update on Bobs health status, we new it was only a matter of time but this is a blow that effects all of us now and tomorrow. Bob Kennedy Made us who we are today, without him Bodybuilding , Fitness ad all Physique sports would not have matured into what they are today and like losing a father figure an Icon we can all shed tears without Shame.. But be joyful in that he is in a better place without pain.
    We all should feel closer to Tosca and Bobs family as he was a little part of all of us and we share his families loss.

    You will be forever remembered Robert RIP

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  73. I am so sorry for your loss...so beautifully said
    my prayers for your family

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  74. So sorry for your loss. Lifting you and your beautiful family in prayer. xoxo

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  75. My Condolenses to Tosca,there daughter's and family and friends,You are now there Angel looking over them with your son Braden.You will be giving Heaven a great gift as you gave us here. I meet you only a few times and Tosca and have my pictures to remember such a amazing couple. I saw the love you each had for one another. My heart breaks for everyone ...

    "Don't grieve for me, for now, I'm free. I'm following the path that God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him called. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks undone must stay that way. I found my peace at close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, oh yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened at times of sorrow. I wish you sunshine on tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much; good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God, God, God wanted me now. He set me free." You will be missed and forever in our hearts ... Tosca you are tough love and will carry on .....RIP Tough Love Robert H. Kennedy

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  76. God bless you and your family through this terrible time of loss. I pray that the happy memories you've made together and the legacy your husband has left this world will be a source of great comfort and strength to you now and in the hard days to come. The life and legacy of Bob Kennedy will live on in you and your children.

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  77. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from our staff and trainers at Millennium Lifestyles. You have inspired and empowered us; a tribute to what you and your husband, Robert have accomplished for so many. May you find comfort for your sorrow. Blessings <3

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  78. Tosca, the two of you shared something rare and extraordinary-your love is a force that brought tremendous good into the world, touched countless lives, and created a legacy of inspiration that will live forever. Thinking of you and your family and sending you prayers, light and love.

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  79. When I heard the news.. there was an old song playing on the radio.. Loving You from Minnie Riperton. Just made me think of a beautiful Love Story you both had. Love like that lives on forever ! Take care.

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  80. My heart breaks for you! Having known you for so long, I know that he was the love of your live! What a wonderful gift! I have never seen you happier and it was a transformational experience on so many levels. Not only has it transformed you but has touched and transformed the lives of so many other people. That is an amazing gift! Much love to you and your family in this very tough time! Elena

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  81. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the girls. You and Bob knew what life is about, family and love. And that is something that will get you and the girls thru this. Gob Bless each and every one of you.

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  82. I'm so sorry for your loss, Tosca. I am so amazed at your strength. You inspire so many. Me included. Lots of love to you and your family. 3>

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  83. Sending you and your family all of my prayers and support. God bless you during this time, and may your wonderful, loving memories offer you comfort during this time.

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  84. Amazing Lady Tosca & family consider yourselfs hugged. so sorry for your huge loss.xoxo

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  85. Peace be with you and your family, Tosca. I still continue to send you so much love and prayers for sweet memories and healing.

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  86. Tosca, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Unfortunately, I never had the priviledge of meeting Bob, yet he has still inspired me in so many ways. The fitness world has lost a legend, but his memory will live on through his family, friends, and those he inspired.

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  87. Love never dies. May you find solace in the memories you created, great pride in the lives you have changed and honour in Bob's legacy. Prayers for you Tosca and your loved ones.

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  88. My love and prayers extended to you and your beautiful family at his time. Thank-you, Robert Kennedy, for all your powerful words of strength, wisdom and inspiration. He has left a legacy that will continue to flourish -- what a grand testament to a life well lived. They say a successful life is measured by how many lives you touch along the way...well...need I say more?

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  89. My condolences to you and your family through this difficult time. Hanging on to wonderful memories will not only help heal but leave you smiling just thinking of them.

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  90. My heart and love goes out to you Tosca and your girls. What a special man Bob was and what an amazing life you two had together. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words to all of us. My heart is heavy but know the future will be bright for you. xoxo Liz B

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  91. Sending warm thoughts and healing for you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. May the memories bring you peace until you meet again <3

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  92. My heart has broken with yours...

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  93. I am really, really sorry. He was an amazing man and the good he did will go on living.

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  94. We are so sorry for your loss. You a and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  95. My condolences, Tosca. I'm so sorry for your loss and please know that your family is in our thoughts today. The work you did together affected so many people and will continue to do so. You're a strong woman, Tosca, a hero to many and an inspiration to me. Be strong! Love, -the Frenette family (Vancouver). xo

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  96. So sorry to hear of your loss Tosca. Bob was a mentor for so many of us whether directly or indirectly. He was a wonderful man and taught us so much and his legacy will live forever.

    I've just lost a close family relative two days ago so I feel what you're going through. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of tragedy.

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  97. I am so sorry Tosca to hear of your loss. Tough Love Bob was truly an inspiration to many and he will always be remembered in our hearts. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  98. Tosca, Kiersten, Chelsea, Kelsey, Rachel.... My heart, thoughts, and prayers are always with you. I know your aching pain, and it saddens me that you have to go through this. Your most awesome and wonderful, amazing husband and father is now your Angel... He will watch over all of you with all of his love and all of his might. The next year or two are not going to be easy for all of you... just remember that you will see your Angel again one day, and until that day comes, you have so many people who love and care about you, and who are always praying for your family. You have all touched my life in a very personal and caring way, and just know that your last days with Bob have filled my heart with heavinenss for Bob and your family. Sending all of my love, hugs, and strength at this very difficult time for each and every one of you. Prayers have been flowing from my family to yours, and will continue as long as you need them. I love you all, thank you for all that you do for us. We are so grateful for all that you have shared. May God bless you and your family today and always. ~Kymberly

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  99. So sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family peace.

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  100. You, Robert and your combined publications set the standard high for many to follow and Robert was a pioneer and an inspiration. I'm sorry for you and your family and for the industry's loss.

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  101. So sorry for your loss Tosca. RIP Robert.

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  102. Tosca and Family and Friends,

    My thought are with you all. Bob had a huge impact in a lot of our lives. He is in a good place now even though he will be missed. We will always feel him in Spirit. We will miss you Bob...xoxo

    Stephanie Worsfold

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  103. Tosca I'm SO sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ... God Speed Robert : )

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  104. My thoughts are with you. I didn't know Bob personally, but he sure has had an impact on me. Thank you for that.

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  105. My condolences to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

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  106. My thoughts and prayers are with you Tosca. You and Robert have inspired so many to lead healthier lives. His legacy will live in forever. Much love to you.

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  107. I'm so, so sorry to hear the news this morning. My heart goes out to Tosca and your family and friends - you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I found a poem after a dear friend of mine passed away that brought me a lot of comfort when I was grieving - I share it with you in the hopes that it brings you some comfort as well.

    http://www.funeralhelper.org/remembrance-miss-me-but-let-me-go-unknown.html

    Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

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  108. So very sorry for your family's loss.

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  109. I am so deeply saddened by this loss. People cry b/c Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston died. Yet, my tears are for a guy that had something special and shared it with all of us. He shared how to be healthy, strong, and how to keep going. I am truly sorry for your loss Tosca. You were the luckiest woman to have met your true love and best friend. I'm glad you were there until the end. I pray for you, your family, and the publishing family during this time of loss. We know you will continue his legacy by sharing your knowledge about health and becoming a better person. Know that he touched so many lives and we all appreciate it. Thank you Robert Kennedy for being selfless person. We will miss you and appreciate everything you did for us. Because through every page we gained knowledge to better our lives. Rest in Peace. Love, Evelyn

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  110. I am so sorry for your loss. You and Robert have been such an inspiration. I only hope that the love you have shared will give you strength during the difficult times.

    My prayers go out to you and the family.

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  111. I am so, so sorry Tosca. I have never been a weepy person, but this morning I am crying into my eggwhites, over a man that has made such a huge difference in my life, a man who's books and publications I devour, who's advice I trust implicitly. My heart is breaking for you and his entire family, but I am comforted to know that you got to see him out of this life and into the next. You will meet again, we all will. I can only wish, to make just a tiny bit of the impact on this world as Bob has, he touched the lives of many and will be missed by all. Carry on his legacy, we love you and in me, you will have a fan and supporter forever.

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  112. Beautifully written, Tosca. We all feel for you and are so sorry for your loss. Please take strength, as well, from all the support your fans are sending your way.

    RIP Bob

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  113. Oh Tosca, I am so sorry to have read of your loss...words escape me but please know you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts! Lots of Love

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  114. Tosca, your blog posts are beautiful and eloquently written. I mourn your great loss with you, and am comforted by your words. Your husband was a great man and your love and respect for each other showed in every photograph and article, as well as in person when I met you both at the Arnold Expo. Thank you for sharing during this painful time. You are in my prayers. ~Fran Frost

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  115. Tosca, I am very sorry for your loss and your family's. The world is also at loss for such an incredible inspiration to us all. He gave us knowledge, honesty and believed in us to each become what we desire. He provided us with every tool needed to succeed, we just needed to apply them. Thank you Bob for being a part of my life. I'll be sure to pass your information onto my children. God Bless.

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  116. So lovingly touched by your ability to share this with us.

    I am sorry for you loss, and know that his dreams live on through you and all those you both have touched.

    Prayer angel sent, may he rest in peace until you meet again.

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  117. Prayers Tosca!!! SO sorry for your loss. It's not the length of time you have known someone, it's the impact they make on your life in the time that you did know them. I didn't know Robert, nor do I know you personally, but I can say through your magazines, books, and publications I have invited you into my world through fitness and diet. I'm ever so grateful for the inspiration Robert H. Kennedy brought, and you continue to bring into my world. God bless.

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  118. Your love for each other shown brightly in these final days on earth, and it will live on in your hearts. Thank you for opening up and sharing with us. May God give you peace and strength in the days to come. Bob is never far away, he will show you he is still near. Take comfort in that. You will see him again.

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  119. Oh no no no I'm so incredibly sorry. It breaks my heart to read this news. Bob replied to an email I sent in January and that has inspired me to lift weights again and push it on my cardio. I've lost 21 lbs since his email. I don't pray much, but I am praying now for peace and solace to comfort you, Tosca, and your family.

    Gretchen Garcia
    FeministVegan@gmail.com

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  120. I'm so very sorry for your loss...

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  121. Tosca, I am deeply saddened to hear of your lost. From reading your books, articles and so on I can see how he was the love of your life. I am sorry that he was taken from this earth with such a horrible disease. He is in Gods arms, but his arms are around you. They will always be around you and the children. I know you are blessed to have found such a love, a mentor, a friend. I know you have some beautiful memories that will live on throughout the rest of your life here on earth. I know my words can not take away the pain you feel today but I hope you can breathe knowing that you are loved by him and so many others in your global community. My heart goes out to you and the children. I know death is never easy. God bless you - Michele

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  122. So very very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you and your family

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  123. So very sorry for your loss. Love, positive thoughts and prayers are sent your way. God bless you all.

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  124. Sorry for you loss. We Love You Tosca.

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  125. Oh my sweet girl - I am so very sorry - my heart and prayers and with you and your family - I love and support you ~

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  126. Dear Tosca,

    Much love and respect to you and your beautiful family.

    Your love will always bring him to life within you, and you and Robert will always be a couple to whom all true lovers should aspire.

    Wishing you strength,
    John Biggs

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  127. I am so very sorry for your loss, Tosca.

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  128. I am very sorry for your loss. May the grace of God be with you and your family. RIP Robert Kennedy.

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  129. What incredibly sad news. My heart goes out to you and those he left behind. He was an extraordinary inspiration to so many, and has touched many lives, including my own. Much love to you in this difficult time.
    ~ Amber

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  130. Tosca, Bob changed my life. As he did many others. I started reading Oxygen in 2007, and continue to learn from his wisdom and tough love. Your in my thoughts!

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  131. Tosca, so sorry for your loss. You have both been so helpful to me and so many others on our journey to fitness. May God's Healing Grace be with you.

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  132. So sorry for your loss. Tosca my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bob inspired me all the way, even this morning when lifting I thought "Here is a man battling for his life, I can lift that weight two more times for him!"

    So sorry,
    Marcia.

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  133. This song "Angel by Your Side" say the words that are in my heart. http://youtu.be/D2qeQ8Z3CLg The angel by your side will get you through the night and give you the strength to get you through. We are crying with you Tosca. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Much love xoxo

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  134. Tosca, so sorry for your lose. Loved Bob's magazine Oxygen and your husband and wife dedication to fitness/wellness. It's particularly sad for me since Bob died on my 50th b-day April 12th. I'm also going for surgery on my foot that has dysplasia so to hear that skin cancer was his dismiss is even more distressing. Wishing you the peace of knowing you've been really loved and loving him back in return. Namaste

    Judy in Lancaster, PA

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  135. Tosca, So sorry for your incomprehensible loss. May you & your family be comforted by your love & memories of Bob. With such a strong presence that Bob had here on earth, he will truly never be forgotten. Much love & prayers to you.

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  136. Tosca, I am deeply sorry for Bob's loss. And I am deeply grateful to all that you and he have created together that benefits so many. I wish you and your family strength, love, and peace.

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  137. It is never enough but I hope all the words, thoughts, and prayers being sent your way can bring you and your family some amount of peace through this difficult time. I am forever grateful for the short amount of time Bob touched my life. I learned so much from his writings and publications and will always wish I had gotten the opportunity to meet him. Godbless.

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  138. Tosca, I'm sure your family will cry, laugh, love, smile, yell, pray and hope during the next several months during the grieving process as this is a huge loss for your family and the community at large. I hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that we are all here for you and supporting you. As you often say "I'm always listening"...we are too! I finally had to put my heavy heart to some good use today so I gathered all of my co-workers and we did a set of push-ups (work attire included) in Bob's honor. He is still very much a part of us and always will be. Much love, Lauren

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  139. My heart aches for you Tosca and your family. Sending prayers for strength and guidance. God Bless you!

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  140. Tosca, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts xo

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  141. Bob and the oxygen family have been such an inspiration in my life and I will miss him terribly. I can truly say his 'tough love' is what pushed me to keep going when I felt like giving up. I will miss him terribly. My thoughts and condolences to Tosca, her family, and all those mourning the loss of this truly special man. Sarah @ The Healthy Diva http://the-healthy-diva.com

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  142. Tosca to you and your dear family, i have been checking in numerous times a day and i knew when I checked in this morning today would be the day. I am so sorry for the pain you and yours will suffer in the coming days, weeks and months.

    Please know that you are all in the thoughts of my family.

    Big hugs

    Ronnie and family. XXX.

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  143. I am so, so sorry for the pain you are all feeling. I am thankful that Bob was surrounded with love. God bless you all.

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  144. Tosca,
    I send many prayers and hugs to you and your family. Robert touched so many lives and his spirit will live forever.

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  145. oh no, I didn't know!! SO very sorry Tosca....praying for you

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  146. Part of me is celebrating this amazing man home...and part of me is crying my eyes out over the loss of having this sweet, caring, brilliant, funny man here in our midst to teach, lead and inspire us all to be the best we can be. He will be so missed!

    My heart is filled with love for you Tosca, and your family and I send you LOVE and healing energy. You are an incredible woman, inside and out and I hope that you can find some peace in knowing that you and Bob both made the world a better, finer place.

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  147. Dearest Tosca,

    I'm so sorry. :'(

    Caralyn

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  148. Praying for you, Tosca. My deepest condolences. Breaks my heart. Such an awesome soul. Just had an email exchange with him last month. Had no idea he was sick. Both of you are awesome souls. Much love to you.

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  149. I know that these blog posts had to be difficult for you to write. I also lost my mom to cancer 7 years ago this July. It was always fun talking to Robert at The Arnold in Columbus. I already miss him. The World won't be the same without him.

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  150. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this tough time. You have been an inspiration to me and your books and Roberts magazines (Oxygen and Clean Eating) have been a great gift in my life. It is amazing how people touch the lives of so many and help others in such a profound way that will never be forgotten. Cherish the memories, embrace family, and remember that his life made a difference in the world. I am sorry for your loss.

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  151. OMG, such a loss! God be with you and your family Tosca! Only very very special people leave us around big hollydays; Orthodox Easter is on April 15.
    My heart is achine and soul is crying right now.

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  152. Tosca, I am filled with sorrow. I prayed that Robert has a safe passage to heaven. I will pray everyday for you and your girls. A light left this world when God took Robert home...but the heavens and the sky is now brighter with his love and light. God bless you and I send all my love to your family.

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  153. So sorry for your loss Tosca. Robert has touched many people and changed many lives for the better, and will not be forgotten.

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  154. I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through right now, but I know Jesus is able to give you the strength to go on. You are an inspiration to me and your husband also via Oxygen. You have both made and impact in the world of fitness. Thanks for your dedication and inspiration... praying for you.

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  155. I am so sad to learn of this news, my heart aches for you and your family Tosca. I will never forget the first time I met you and Robert at the Arnold, you both left such an impression on me that has become stronger through time. I'll be praying for you, love endures in all things. God bless you and your family Tosca.

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