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The death of Mr. Kennedy, who had been battling brain cancer, was announced Wednesday morning in a statement by the Kennedy family, which was already mourning the death of the senator’s sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver two weeks earlier.
“Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port,” the statement said. “We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever.”
Ted Kennedy was known for his ability to bring sides together while at the same time remaining passionate about his beliefs. It was always remarkable to me that he continued in public service after losing two brothers to assassination. He served his country well. There will be criticisms of his life, but I will admire him for rising above the many challenges of his life to become a positive force for progress in our country.