He was at his home in Connecticut when complications from his battle with diabetes and emphysema overcame the writer.
A son of privilege, Buckley managed to stand out as the middle child in a family of 10. The child who took his father’s first name, launched his family name to heights his father could never had predicted.
Some could argue that Buckley succumbed to a broken heart. His wife, Pat, a famous person in her own right for her socialite skills, passed away last year.
Now, the two are together again.
Buckley was 82.