1998 did not start off well for the Kennedys. Michael Kennedy was killed on December 31, 1997 when he was playing football on skis with other members of the family. He was not wearing a helmet or other safety gear and hit a tree.
These are the photos of Carolyn and John attending his funeral Mass.
On a side note, photo number 16 became the American media’s go-to shot for every time they posted a rumor of John and Carolyn having an unhappy marriage or possibly separating/divorcing. It was seriously pathetic.