31 May '15, 2am

JUST IN: #US Vice-President Joe Biden says his son has died of brain cancer

JUST IN: #US Vice-President Joe Biden says his son has died of brain cancer

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Mr Beau Biden, 46, the oldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died of cancer, a White House statement said late on Saturday. The Vice-President, in the statement on behalf of the Biden family, announced “with broken hearts” that Beau had died after a battle with brain cancer. “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, Natalie and Hunter,” the statement read. It added that Beau “battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life”. President Barack Obama, in a separate statement, expressed his condolences late on Saturday. “Michelle and I are grieving tonight,” Mr Obama said, referring to his wife. “Beau took after Joe. He studied the law, like his dad, even choosin...

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