Jackie Kennedy's Younger Sister, Fashion Icon and Socialite Dies at 85

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February 16, 2019Feb 16, 2019

The sad news was just reported that Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jackie Kennedy, has passed away. Lee was 85-years-old at the time of her death.

Radziwill was the daughter of Janet Norton Lee and John Vernou “Black Jack” Bouvier. She and her sister, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, grew up in New York City and East Hampton.

Along with Jackie, Lee found a passion for fashion at a young age. According to People, the sisters were known for being extremely close as well as extremely competitive.

“Jackie, Janet and Lee” author J. Randy Taraborrelli once wrote, “The competition went on throughout their lives: ‘Who’s going to be more popular? Who will marry first?’ But it all came to a crashing halt when Jackie became First Lady. Lee [was] saying, ‘How can I compete with that?’”

Before her passing, Lee released a memoir titled “Happy Times.” In it, she talked about her relationship with her older sister.

She wrote, “With the wedding, Jackie’s destiny led to another life. As the wife of the President of the United States, she was extremely busy. She had to travel a lot, and liked to have me with her as we were very close. Apart from great mutual affection, I think our strongest bond was a shared sense of humor, which was endlessly enjoyable.”

Lee visited her sister several times throughout her time in the White House. People reported that the fashion icon befriended some of the most beloved artists of her day, including Rudolf Nureyev, Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, and Andy Warhol.

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In other, more uplifting recent news, First Lady Melania glowed in soft pink for a special Valentine's Day.