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14th Anniversary Of Death Of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

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John F. Kennedy, Jr.,  his wife, Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bessette lost their lives 14 years ago today when the single-engine plane John was piloting, plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard.

The news shattered the world, and devastated the Kennedy and Bessette clans.

The trio were on their way to the Vineyard to attend the wedding of John's cousin, Rory Kennedy.  After 15 hours of searching the waters off of the bucolic island, the plane was located and the bodies recovered.   On July 22, their ashes were scattered from the Navy destroyer USS Briscoe off the coast of the Vineyard.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. was born on November 25, 1960 to President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy.  He was a lawyer, philanthropist, author and publisher of the now defunct George magazine.

Carolyn Bessette and John were married on September 21, 1996, on Cumberland Island, Georgia. She worked as a publicist at Calvin Klein. 

Lauren Bessette was a successful executive with Morgan Stanley.


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