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November 20, 1988 | From Times staff and wire reports
Christina Onassis, whose inherited fortune from her Greek shipping tycoon father, Aristotle Onassis, made her one of the world's wealthiest women, died Saturday at 37. First reports suggested she had suffered a heart attack but officials ordered further investigation, news agencies reported. The international socialite and stepdaughter of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was found unconscious in the bathroom of a vacation house at a country club near Buenos Aires.
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March 10, 1991 | Rudy Maxa, Maxa is a senior writer at Washingtonian magazine
Pretend you can begin your life all over again as the child of, say, a Greek shipping millionaire. You grow up in a mansion on the French Riviera, a private island in Greece, and aboard a luxurious, oceangoing yacht. Forget about boring old college and that frustrating job search--just limp through Swiss boarding school and get set to party. You live what others can only dream. You receive $50,000 worth of jewelry for your 18th birthday from Daddy.
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November 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Shipping heiress Christina Onassis was buried on the family's island Saturday, outside the chapel where her father, Aristotle, married Jacqueline Kennedy 20 years ago. About 100 relatives and friends, including Onassis' fourth ex-husband, Thierry Roussel, attended a private Greek Orthodox ceremony followed by her burial next to her father and brother in the family mausoleum. Onassis, 37, died in Argentina on Nov. 19 from an apparent heart attack. The cause of death is still under investigation.
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December 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The government plans to sell the luxury yacht that shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis donated to it in his will, a magazine reported today. The 325-foot yacht once hosted royalty, heads of state and leading jet-set personalities. Onassis also used it as the base of his shipping operations. Opera singer Maria Callas, once romantically involved with Onassis, had her own suite on the yacht. And Jacqueline Kennedy, who later married Onassis, was another frequent guest. Onassis died in 1975.
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November 21, 1988 | Associated Press
Greek heiress Christina Onassis died of an "acute pulmonary edema," or accumulation of fluid in her lungs, a federal judge said today. Judge Juan Carlos Cardinali said the cause of death was included in a partial report he received from forensic experts who performed an autopsy on the daughter of the late Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis after her death Saturday.
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November 21, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
About two dozen friends and relatives gathered in a Greek Orthodox chapel Sunday to mourn the death of Christina Onassis in the city where her father began his rise from dishwasher to billionaire. Onassis, the 37-year-old heir to Aristotle Onassis' shipping empire, died of an apparent heart attack Saturday at an exclusive vacation complex on the northern edge of the capital.
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January 29, 1985 | Associated Press
Greek shipping heiress Christina Onassis-Roussel gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in the American Hospital in Paris early today. Hospital spokesman Bruce Redor said Onassis, 34, had a girl "during the night, and mother and baby are in satisfactory condition." Onassis married French businessman Thierry Roussel, her fourth husband, last March 17.
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November 24, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
After some delay caused by legal complexities, the body of Christina Onassis was permitted to leave Argentina on Wednesday for burial in Greece. Formal judicial clearance came while relatives and friends waited with the casket at the airport. Her fourth and last ex-husband, French business magnate Thierry Roussel, accompanied the body to Switzerland, en route to the Onassis' island of Skorpios. Onassis was found dead Saturday at the age of 37 at a friend's home in suburban Buenos Aires.
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March 10, 1991 | Rudy Maxa, Maxa is a senior writer at Washingtonian magazine
Pretend you can begin your life all over again as the child of, say, a Greek shipping millionaire. You grow up in a mansion on the French Riviera, a private island in Greece, and aboard a luxurious, oceangoing yacht. Forget about boring old college and that frustrating job search--just limp through Swiss boarding school and get set to party. You live what others can only dream. You receive $50,000 worth of jewelry for your 18th birthday from Daddy.
NEWS
November 22, 1988
Greek shipping heiress Christina Onassis died of acute pulmonary edema, or accumulation of fluid in the lungs, a judge said in Buenos Aires. Judge Juan Carlos Cardinali said the information was included in a partial report he received on an autopsy performed on Onassis after she died Saturday, possibly of a heart attack. Heart failure can cause pulmonary edema. However, the judge said he still is awaiting a determination of the cause of the edema and results of other laboratory tests.
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May 12, 1989 | JOCELYN MCCLURG, The Hartford Courant
Through the window of C. David Heymann's 14th-floor apartment on Central Park West, the tender green leaves of spring sag under the weight of a heavy rain. On the other side of the park's verdant expanse, on fashionable Fifth Avenue, lives a woman named Jackie. Whether Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis likes it or not, C. David Heymann is the man whose name is being linked these days with that of the Most Famous Woman in the World. Heymann is the author of one of the spring's hottest books, "A Woman Named Jackie" (Lyle Stuart, $21.95)
NEWS
February 9, 1989 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
Gale Hayman, one-time partner in the fabled Giorgio boutique on Rodeo Drive, was "very surprised," to say the least, to open the February issue of Los Angeles magazine and find that she was "L.A.'s Most Eligible Woman." She laughs and says, "They came to me and asked if they could do an updated story, they said a profile, and I said sure. It's good for my cosmetics business."
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December 14, 1988 | From Reuters
Traces of barbiturates were found in samples taken from the body of shipping millionairess Christina Onassis, who died here Nov. 19, an Argentine judge said Tuesday. Forensic tests showed the presence of the drug optalidon, although it had not yet been determined in what quantities, Federal Judge Daniel Piotti said. Medical sources said optalidon is a sedative that can be fatal if taken in large doses. Onassis, 37, died at a friend's home on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
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December 13, 1988 | From Reuters
Traces of barbiturates were found in samples taken from the body of shipping heiress Christina Onassis, who died here Nov. 19 at age 37, an Argentine judge said today. Forensic tests showed the presence of the drug optalidon although it had not yet been determined in what quantities, Federal Judge Daniel Piotti told a reporter. Medical sources said optalidon is a sedative that could be fatal if taken in large doses.
NEWS
November 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Shipping heiress Christina Onassis was buried on the family's island Saturday, outside the chapel where her father, Aristotle, married Jacqueline Kennedy 20 years ago. About 100 relatives and friends, including Onassis' fourth ex-husband, Thierry Roussel, attended a private Greek Orthodox ceremony followed by her burial next to her father and brother in the family mausoleum. Onassis, 37, died in Argentina on Nov. 19 from an apparent heart attack. The cause of death is still under investigation.
NEWS
November 24, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
After some delay caused by legal complexities, the body of Christina Onassis was permitted to leave Argentina on Wednesday for burial in Greece. Formal judicial clearance came while relatives and friends waited with the casket at the airport. Her fourth and last ex-husband, French business magnate Thierry Roussel, accompanied the body to Switzerland, en route to the Onassis' island of Skorpios. Onassis was found dead Saturday at the age of 37 at a friend's home in suburban Buenos Aires.
NEWS
November 23, 1988 | Associated Press
The body of Greek heiress Christina Onassis was put on a flight to Greece today after a judge ruled that further study would not be necessary to determine the cause of death, the judge's aides said. Federal Judge Alberto Piotti authorized release of the body as a group of Onassis' family and friends waited with the casket at Ezeiza International Airport.
NEWS
November 23, 1988 | Associated Press
The body of Greek heiress Christina Onassis was put on a flight to Greece today after a judge ruled that further study would not be necessary to determine the cause of death, the judge's aides said. Federal Judge Alberto Piotti authorized release of the body as a group of Onassis' family and friends waited with the casket at Ezeiza International Airport.
NEWS
November 23, 1988
Argentine authorities will not release the body of shipping millionairess Christina Onassis until they have definitively ruled out drug abuse, suicide or homicide, a federal judge said. Judge Alberto Piotti, who has the responsibility of legally releasing the body, told an Argentine radio station that he is waiting for a report from pathologists. "We must rule out all hypotheses.
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