Carole says that toward the end of her husband's fight with cancer, John Kennedy Jr. insisted they try to help Anthony get through the five stages of grief. Despite John's concern, Carole says she felt Anthony's denial would outlast the disease. "With Anthony I think it did. And that's the way he wanted it. And I had to respect that. And it was very difficult, you know, it was very difficult not to talk about it, but I knew that he didn't want to talk about it."