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Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies After Cancer Battle

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.

"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," Joe Biden said in a statement issued by the White House.

The vice president's older son was being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., the vice president's office said earlier this month. Beau Biden was running next year to be Delaware's governor.


In 2010, Beau Biden suffered a mild stroke. Three years later, he underwent surgery after being diagnosed with a brain lesion.

Beau Biden was a major in the Delaware National Guard.

"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," Joe Biden's statement said.

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