The death of Jackie Kennedy or when the United States mourned its last icon

The death of Jackie Kennedy or when the United States mourned its last icon
The death of Jackie Kennedy or when the United States mourned its last icon

On May 19, 1994, the United States lost its only queen. A queen whose ancestors came from France and who knew how to seduce her country with an elegance born on the banks of the Seine. Jacqueline Kennedy died at 10 p.m. New York time at her home on Fifth Avenue. His courage and his faith commanded admiration. Surrounded by the affection of her family, Jackie left, overcome by illness. Beyond a charisma, an exceptional destiny, the whole of America mourned the splendor of the 1960s, the prosperity, the carefreeness. And above all, the love of an ideal of freedom embodied by a legendary couple: John and Jackie. 30 years after his death, his memory has never faded. Point of view remembers the last moments of a woman whose life was marked with… tragic grandeur.

“We are not like the British. We have no king, no queen. For us, the Kennedys are our royal family.” The voice of this sixty-year-old who came in the dead of night to pray in front of number 1040 Fifth Avenue, in New York, suddenly breaks in tears. One by one, the anonymous faithful emerge from the shadows to swell the flow of journalists rushing to them. Visibly very moved, President Clinton, a great admirer of the Kennedys, immediately released a press release. “Jacqueline Kennedy was a model of courage and dignity. More than any other woman of her time, she captivated our country and the world with her intelligence, elegance and grace.” The shock of his disappearance had been predictable since February 10, the date on which Nancy Tuckerman, the family spokesperson, made public the illness of the widow of…

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