Remembering RFK. Robert F. Kennedy died 50 years ago today, June 6, 1968. To commemorate his passing, on this edition of Conversations, a reissue of my conversation with Larry Tye about his book Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon. Larry Tye is a former award-winning journalist at The Boston Globe. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Satchel as well as several other books.