Beau Biden, Son Of Vice President Joe Biden, Dead Of Brain Cancer At 46
Vice President Joe Biden announced on Saturday that his son Beau Biden had died of brain cancer. Beau was 46.
President Obama said that he and the first lady were grieving with the Bidens.
I’m so sad.
“It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life,” the vice president said in a statement late Saturday.
“The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us, especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children.”
President Barack Obama said he and the first lady were grieving alongside the Biden family.
“Michelle and I humbly pray for the good Lord to watch over Beau Biden, and to protect and comfort his family here on Earth,” Obama said.
The younger Biden was a lawyer, member of the Delaware National Guard and former Delaware attorney general.
He was hospitalized earlier this month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The vice president’s office had declined to say what he was being treated for.