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Heiress and businesswoman Christina Onassis was the daughter of self-made Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis.
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Their marriage didn't last long either. Throughout these years, she struggled with her weight. There were also reports of her abusing amphetamines and barbiturates.
In 1984, Onassis wed French businessman Thierry Roussel. The couple welcomed a daughter, Athina, the following year. Onassis' marriage soon broke up, however, because of Roussel's infidelity. She was deeply hurt by this betrayal. According to some reports, Onassis was considering on starting a new life of herself and her daughter in Argentina at the time of her death. She was in Argentina visiting friends who lived near Buenos Aires in November of 1988. Onassis had reportedly had been in good spirits during her trip. On November 19, 1988, Christina was found dead in her friend's home. Her death was attributed to a heart attack brought on by years of drug abuse.
Christina is survived by her daughter, Athina, who was born in 1985. Athina was raised with her father, Thierry Roussel, stepmother and three step-siblings in Switzerland and France. Athina later battled her father for control of her inheritance, which has been estimated to be as much as $2.4 billion. In 2005, Athina married Olympic equestrian Affonso de Miranda Neto in Brazil.
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