On This Date 13 Years ago…
They vanished in the dark of night, and by the next day, an armada had gathered just off Martha’s Vineyard, hoping for a rescue. Instead, the waves brought reason to grieve.
Newsweek July 26, 1999
The Kennedy clan and their remarkable ability to die tragically - why America loves ‘em.
Joe Jr. died in WWII, Kick died in a plane wreck in France with an assumed and already married lover, Jack and Bobby in assassinations, Jack Jr. and his plane crash, and a Mary Kennedy hanged herself earlier this year.
They become part of the public eye, America loves them, they die, and America REALLY loves them. Quite the cycle.