The death of John F. Kennedy was unprecedented; he was shot in 1963 while undertaking his presidential duties in Dallas, Texas. His death devastated his wife. That very morning, John had told her that she looked “smashing” in her pink Chanel-like suit and matching pillbox. Little did she know that those were his last words to her!
John and Jackie had a riveting love story that qualifies as one of America’s most documented romantic relationships. There are plenty of sweet photos that they took when dating and even after John became the US president.
On November 22, 1963, the president was seated at the back seat of a convertible sedan together with his wife. Things changed fast and the colorful presidential event turned into a scuffle.
Just after the motorcade passed the Texas School Book Depository, loud noise rented the air. It was obvious that the security situation was deteriorating. Out of desperation and to save his husband’s life, Jackie tried to cover him to no avail. His husband was shot at her very sight. She was helpless.
She described the moment as the most devastating experience she had ever encountered in her entire life. It is here that John reportedly uttered his final words to the world. He struggled to say the words “My God, I have been hit”. However, physicians have thrown shades of doubts on this and no one is certain whether this is exactly the words he spoke last.
Jackie accompanied his husband to Parkland Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. All this while, Jackie had ignored the thought that his husband could be dead. She kept uttering words of assurance and love to him.
Just before he died, Jackie gathered the courage to speak her last words to his beloved husband. She muttered the words “I love you, John. I love you. John’s life was fulfilling and his inspiration lingers on to date.