Beau Biden

1969 - 2015 (Age 46)




WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden announced Saturday that his son, Beau, has died of brain cancer. Beau Biden 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," 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.

In 2010, Beau Biden suffered a mild stroke. Three years later, he underwent surgery at a Texas cancer center to remove what was described as a small lesion.

He announced last year that he would not seek a third term as attorney general and instead planned to run for governor in 2016.


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I have wanted to talk with you and your family ever since we heard of Beau's passing, and never thought until now to find this avenue. We lost our son Gavin Roskamp in 2011, and every time we hear of a parent losing a child, our hearts break a little more. You've been through so much. It is the wrong order, but we have our faith, and we have to find a way to continue to live life as best we can without our lost children. God gives them to us, and when they leave us too soon, we must focus...

Our only child, our 43 year old son Gabriel died in September 2016 with the same GBM 4 diagnosis. He lived only 7 months and one day from the day of diagnosis. In my job I administratively support the Moonshot initiative. A cure to save others must be found and it gives us great comfort to know it is a high priority in our government. We miss our beloved son so very much as we know you miss your son Beau as well. Our prayers are with all of the Biden's now and always, as you know we have to...

This candle from us represents the warmth, love and light from Beau and his guardian angels. May they continue to envelop the entire family with their grace and mercy. Beau is forever with you in spirit and in your hearts each and every day. ❤❤

Please know the God of all comfort(Psalm 83:18) can always be reached ,anytime,anywhere ,and by anyone of us though Prayer.To the entire family of Beau Biden,I send my deep condolences at this sad time.

To the Biden Family,
I send my condolences. Loss of a love is never easy or painless. Nonetheless, David left a fine letter at the 55th Psalms that can prove to be most fortifying at times of great distress. May peace be with you all.

My deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your son. He will be deeply missed by all that knew your son.

Joe & Jill & Hailed. So sorry for your great loss. Joe you & Jill did a wonderful job w/ your kids. Remember God takes the good ones & he was the best. I will pray for all of you. I was a former Secy. For Mike Castle but have always voted for you & am a Democrat all the way. I have a friend who works at DelTech & loves Jill. Her name is Mary Jane Add in Marketing.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.