John Kennedy II

John Fitzgerald Kennedy II (1960 - 1999)

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy II
Born in Washington
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Brother of , [private sister (1950s - unknown)] and
Husband of — married in Cumberland Island, Georgiamap
Died in Martha's Vineyeard, Massachusetts, USAmap
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John was born in 1960. He is the son of John Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier. He passed away in 1999. [1]

Born on November 25, 1960, in Washington, D.C., John F. Kennedy Jr. was the second child born to John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. He may be most remembered as a child at his father's funeral procession, bravely saluting his father's casket. Although he found success in publishing, Kennedy's life was cut short when the plane he was flying crashed into the Long Island Sound in 1999. [2]

Early Life

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960, in Washington, D.C. The first child ever born to a president-elect, John F. Kennedy Jr. was the second child born to John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis). After President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, little "John-John" won America's hearts in that much photographed moment when, as just a small child, he bravely saluted his father's casket. With looks inherited from his attractive parents, Kennedy, despite strict protection from his mother, was in the media spotlight his entire life as one of American journalists' favorite subjects.

Marriage to Bessette

Named "sexiest man alive" by People magazine in 1988, John F. Kennedy Jr. had been linked with numerous Hollywood celebrities including Madonna, Daryl Hannah, Julia Roberts, Brooke Shields, Sarah Jessica Parker and numerous models.

Kennedy broke hearts across America when, in September 1996, he married his "soulmate" and longtime girlfriend Carolyn Bessette. The two shared a loft apartment in New York City's TriBeCa neighborhood, where Kennedy was often seen roller-blading and biking on the city's streets.

Tragic Death

On July 16, 1999, Kennedy, Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were flying to Martha's Vineyard on a single engine private plane piloted by Kennedy, en route to his cousin Rory Kennedy's wedding in Hyannisport, Massachusetts. When their plane did not arrive as scheduled, massive search parties were sent out to locate the aircraft. Search efforts persisted throughout the following days, initially to no avail. Luggage and debris from the wreckage were found washed ashore the Gay Head section of Martha's Vineyard, and the three passengers were eventually presumed dead.

On July 21, search crews recovered the bodies of JFK, Jr., his wife and sister-in-law. The Kennedy and Bessette families planned a burial at sea for all three. A private mass for JFK Jr. and Carolyn, was held at the Church of St. Thomas More on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis worshiped; it was attended by President and Mrs. Clinton.

Kennedy was survived by his uncle, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, and his sister, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, as well as a number of cousins. Struggling from lack of advertising support (although circulation was growing), Kennedy's George magazine ceased publication in early 2001. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (2014). [3]



  1. Entered by Janice Hardin, Dec 14, 2011
  2. [Biography John F Kennedy Jr online ]
  3. The Biography Channel website. Retrieved 02:15, Jan 11, 2014, from


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On 7 Sep 2013 at 18:24 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:

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