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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Posted: October 23, 2014

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The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary, updates the press about Kennedy's condition after being shot in June 1968. Mankiewicz died Thursday at the age of 90.

Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary, updates the press about Kennedy's condition after being shot in June 1968. Mankiewicz died Thursday at the age of 90.

Frank Mankiewicz, who worked for Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and George McGovner, died Thursday night at a hospital in Washington, D.C., according to family spokesman Adam Clymer. He was 90.

As press secretary to Kennedy, Makiewicz announced his death in June 1968.

He ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign in 1972.

A journalist and author, Mankiewicz also served as president of NPR from 1977 to 1983. He went on to work in public relations.

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