Jean Kennedy Smith, a former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, died last night in Manhattan.
Her daughter Kym Smith told NBC News,
“She lived an amazing life.”
Kennedy was born on Feb. 20, 1928, in Boston, Massachusetts to Rose and Joseph Kennedy. She moved to New York City after marrying transportation executive Stephen E. Smith in 1956. He died in 1990.
They had four children together.
Her siblings included older brother Joseph Kennedy Jr., who was killed during World War II; Kathleen Kennedy, who died in a 1948 plane crash; President Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963 and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, who was killed in 1968.
Sisters Patricia Kennedy died in 2006 and Rosemary Kennedy in 2005. Sen. Edward Kennedy, the youngest of the Kennedy siblings, died of brain cancer in August 2009, the same month their sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver also died.
Jean Kennedy Smith was 92.
(via NBC News)