Christopher Kennedy Lawford dead at 63

Closely related to President Kennedy Christopher Lawford was also an author and was active member of the Democratic National Committee

No cause of death has been made public.

Lawford's uncle was John F. Kennedy and his family often hung out with the First Family during JFK's presidency.

Actor Christopher Lawford, the nephew of John F. Kennedy, has died, his cousin, Kerry Kennedy, announced on Twitter on Wednesday. He also appeared on the daytime soaps All My Children and General Hospital. Kennedy didn't reveal any additional details in her tweet, writing, "We mourn the loss of my cousin Christopher Lawford, Rest in Peace" and including a few photos of Lawford at the 2004 Democratic National Convention with his son, David.

Lawford was an actor, author and political activist.

Christopher Lawford, who played Charlie on All My Children in the early and mid-90s, has passed away.

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Lawford is the author of two books on the subject of drug dependency and recovery: Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption and Moments of Clarity: Voices From the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery.

TMZ got Lawford out in 2013, when he talked candidly about addiction. In August 2018, Lawford was the keynote speaker at a conference on addiction in Malibu, California.

He also worked with the United Nations, the White House Office on Drug Control Policy, the World Health Organization and the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse. Later in 2014, PEOPLE reported that he had married yoga instructor Mercedes Miller in Hawaii. Lawford told the magazine at the time, "God must love me a lot because I was able to find this awesome woman on a rock in the Pacific".

Facebook/Kyla ReschChristopher Lawford pictured with his partner, Kyla Resch.

He earned a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and a master's certificate from Harvard University, where he was also a lecturer in psychiatry.

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