In case you haven’t heard (since it’s on every news show, website newspaper and your neighbor might be shouting it from the window), Senator Ted Kennedy passed away last night at the age of 77 after a battle with brain cancer. Ted was the last surviving brother of the Kennedy dynasty. Ted’s sister Eunice passed away recently.
The Kennedy family issued this statement early this morning:
“Edward M. Kennedy – the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply – died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port. 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. We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all. He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it. He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it’s hard to imagine any of them without him.”
May the lion rest in peace…
Source: Associated Press