01:29 AM EDT 07/07/2014
Originally posted 05/19/2014 05:15PM
Twenty years ago Monday, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died at the age of 64. Still considered one of the most famous and fascinating women in the world, she was also a devoted mother to Caroline, now 56, and John Jr., who died in 1999 in a plane crash at age 38.
Originally posted 03/29/2004 10:00AM
Former "Baywatch" actor Michael Bergin is in full media-blitz mode this week with his new book, in which he details a long-term affair with John F. Kennedy Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette.
Originally posted 02/02/1999 12:00AM
While America sat glued to TV and computer monitors this weekend, hoping against hope that John Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette were still alive, the rest of the world, too, focused its attention on the search for the missing plane, lost off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. In Ireland (the Kennedy family's ancestral home) state TV and radio channel RTE ordered its Washington correspondent to go to Massachusetts to cover what it described as a tragedy for "the Irish-American political dynasty." In Israel Kennedy's disappearance and presumed death was the top story on all radio and TV reports and in the daily newspapers. This morning lengthy obituaries and accounts of the string of tragedies that have befallen America's most famous family ran in newspapers from Britain to Japan, most of the accounts accompanied by photos, including the famous image of the 3-year-old John-John saluting at his father's funeral.
Originally posted 02/01/1999 12:00AM
The ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr. were scattered at sea Thursday morning, along with those of the other two victims of last Friday night's plane crash, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette. The burial at sea, the latest step in a tragedy that has gripped the nation for nearly a week, was handled in the waters off Cape Cod from aboard the USS Briscoe, a 563-foot Navy destroyer.
Originally posted 01/29/1999 12:00AM
A brass quintet played the Navy hymn "Eternal Father" on Thursday as the ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette were committed to the sea about two miles from where Kennedy's plane crashed a week ago today. Six clergy-members took turns reading scriptures and prayers at a podium on the stern of the ship, while members of the destroyer crew stood silently behind the mourners. A flag was lowered to half-mast as about 15 darkly-clad mourners, flanked by the sailors in dress whites, gathered on the ship's fantail. The dead were returned to the sea, and three floral wreaths were tossed into the water to honor them.
Originally posted 01/14/1999 12:00AM
The mother of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Lauren Bessette left open the option Thursday to sue over the plane crash that killed her daughters and John F. Kennedy Jr. Ann M. Freeman of Old Greenwich, Conn., filed a petition in State Surrogate's Court in Manhattan to distribute existing assets totaling less than $1 million and any money that might be produced from lawsuits. The court papers said there may be "personal injury and wrongful death claims against persons and parties as yet unknown" arising from the July 16, 1999, crash.
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