John F Kennedy Jr, the son of former President John F Kennedy and nephew of Senator Ted Kennedy, was treated by some folks like an "American prince". He was an attractive, physically fit member of the Kennedy family and was popular with the media.
Although his father chose a life in politics, John's first career was as an assistant district attorney. He had received his law degree from New York University School of Law in 1989 and failed the NY bar exam twice prior to passing on the third try.
He ended his law career in 1993 and explored multiple ventures before founding "George", a political magazine that existed from 1995 - 2001.
He met Carolyn Bessette in 1994 and they were married in 1996.
Both John Kennedy Jr and Carolyn were killed in the summer of 1999 when the small plane he was piloting towards Martha's Vineyard airport crashed into the ocean.
At his nephew's funeral, Senator Ted Kennedy said "like his father, he had every gift but length of years."