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charles kennedy's family say he was killed by a massive hemorrhage linked to heavy drinking , the statement coming off to an autopsy was conducted kennedy had been battling alcohol addiction for many years , in two thousand and six he was forced to step down as leader of the liberal democrats partly as colleagues became concerned by his drinking , at the time he admitted that he had a problem and said he was seeking help , after thirty two years as the m. p. four the inverness area in scotland kennedy lost his seat to the scottish nationalists in miami , known for his gentle wit and charm kennedy was popular across the political spectrum , he was the subject of heartfelt tributes at a special debate in parliament earlier in the week