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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (S2022EP6 REELZ Sun May 22, 2022)

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: The news that Jackie Kennedy Onassis, a beloved American icon, had died shocked and saddened the world on May 19, 1994. When John Fitzgerald Kennedy became president in 1960, at the age of 31, Jackie was one of the youngest first ladies to enter the White House on her husband’s arm. Jackie Kennedy made a huge impression on the country and the rest of the world, setting the bar high for future first ladies. She rose to become one of the most well-known women on the planet.

But there was a life of trauma and tragedy behind the fairy tale first lady. Jackie had three children, the last of whom, Patrick, only lived a day. Patrick died just three months before Jackie witnessed her husband’s assassination just inches in front of her in Dallas in 1963.

Five years later, her brother-in-law Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, and she began to fear for her and her children’s lives. Jackie overcame her fear and carved a new life for herself after marrying multi-billionaire Aristotle Onassis and hiding from the world.

Jackie was a successful book publisher for 30 years and lived in New York with the love of her life, Maurice Tempelsman, near her two children. She led an active and full life. Jackie died suddenly at the age of 64, just months after being diagnosed with Non-Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s a type of blood cancer.

So, why did this seemingly healthy national Idol succumb to such a deadly disease, and why did it kill her so quickly? In order to find the answers, world-renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter must examine Jackie’s history, lifestyle, and medical history.

Airdate: Sun May 22, 2022 at 21:00 on REELZ

Season 2022 Episode 6

Autopsy: The Last Hours Of… is a documentary series that reveals the truth behind the controversial deaths of global icons and people whose untimely deaths were surrounded by scandal and intense media attention. Fact and fiction are forever separated through reconstructions of their final hours using crucial medical evidence from the actual autopsies to explain how and why they died while interviews with friends and family shed light on the events that led to death—finally putting an end to the speculation.