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1994: Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s Death and Funeral

1994: Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s Death and Funeral
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The funeral was held in the Jesuit church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in New York, in the same Catholic Church where she was baptized.

On this day Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy Onassis died in her sleep, only two-and-a-half months before her 65th birthday. The cause of death was non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer, which had been diagnosed only four months earlier. She died in her apartment in New York City, surrounded by friends, family and her books, which she loved very dearly. The funeral was held in the Jesuit church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in New York, in the same Catholic Church where she was baptized and where she received her Confirmation.

Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy had four children together, but two died a short time after birth. She was survived by her son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. (who died in 1999, in the famous plane crash along with his wife) and daughter Caroline, who is still alive, a supporter of Barack Obama and former candidate for the senatorial position vacated when Hillary Clinton left for the office of Secretary of State.

Jackie had no children with her ​​second husband Aristotle Onassis (he was 23 years older than her). She and Onassis lived the high life in five different locations: on his private island of Skorpios near Greece, in apartments in Paris and New York, on a horse farm in New Jersey, or in his private 99-meter yacht.

When Onassis died, Jackie became a widow for the second time, when was only 45 years old. Due to Greek laws, she inherited “only” 26 million dollars from Onassis, but with a good investment she allegedly converted that into several hundred million dollars. She was buried alongside her first husband, John F. Kennedy, at the famous military Arlington National Cemetery next to the American capital, Washington.

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