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1999: REMEMBERING JFK JR. AND CAROLYN BESSETTE

They were practically American royalty, so the entire country was in mourning when John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, died tragically at age 38 and 33, respectively, along with her sister, Lauren Bessette, when their plane crashed off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. "John and Carolyn were true soulmates … We take solace in the thought that together they will comfort Lauren for eternity," the Bessette family said in a statement after the tragedy.
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