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Rosemary Kennedy, former president's sister, dies

WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Rosemary Kennedy, younger sister of President John F. Kennedy and the inspiration for the Special Olympics, has died of natural causes at the age of 86, the family announced on Saturday.

The oldest daughter of Rose and Joseph Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy was born mentally retarded and lived most of her life in Jefferson, Wisconsin, at St. Coletta's, one of the oldest organizations in the United States providing support services for people with developmental disabilities.

Her brother, Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, and other family members were with her when she died on Friday at Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital, the family said in a statement.

"Rosemary was a lifelong jewel to every member of our family. She was always a loving presence in our lives," the statement said.


I realize that his is a dupe, but this headline wasn't written by some ignorant asshole as the duplicate story was.

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