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NEW YORK (AP) — Relatives say Jean Kennedy Smith, the youngest sister and last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, has died at age 92. Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy confirmed to The Associated Press that his aunt had died. A daughter told The New York Times she died Wednesday at her Manhattan home. Smith served as ambassador to Ireland for five years under President Bill Clinton. She also founded an arts education program that supports artists with disabilities. She was the eighth of nine children born to Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy. Smith was viewed for much of her life as a quiet sister who shunned the spotlight.
Thoughts and prayers with family and friends of Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith. Did outstanding job during Irish Peace Process. Strong dedicated woman. Rosemary & I proud to know her. R.I.P.
— Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) June 18, 2020
Typical #JeanKennedySmith: As Amb to Ireland, she took communion in a Protestant cathedral in Dublin, going against Catholic bishops, to show support for President McAleese, fellow Catholic who’d been criticized by bishops for joining Protestant service. https://t.co/TCi62GbGa5
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) June 18, 2020
U.S. President John F. Kennedy's last surviving sibling dead at 92. Jean Kennedy Smith, a former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, also played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process. https://t.co/x2gx5WgwRe
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) June 18, 2020