Sen. Ted Kennedy Dead At Age 77

Kennedy passed away overnight.  I wish his family comfort during this very sad time.

BOSTON (Reuters)U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, a towering figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America’s most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, died at age 77, his family said.

Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port (Massachusetts),” the Kennedy family said in a statement early on Wednesday.

One of the most influential and longest-serving senators in U.S. history — a liberal standard-bearer who was also known as a consummate congressional dealmaker — Kennedy had been battling brain cancer, which was diagnosed in May 2008.

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3 thoughts on “Sen. Ted Kennedy Dead At Age 77

  1. I am sorry he died and I am particularly sorry he died of brain cancer (a terrifying illness). Having gotten that out of the way, the thing he did to Robert Bork was unforgivable.

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