Top Stories

Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies On Eve Of Election

Barack Obama's Grandmother Dies On Eve Of Election

Sen. Barack Obama‘s grandmother died of cancer at age 86 in Honolulu, his campaign said this afternoon.

The 47-year-old Democratic presidential nominee and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, 38, released this joint statement about Madelyn Dunham (their maternal grandmother): “It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.

“Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer.”


Like Just Jared on Facebook

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Gwyneth Paltrow has best day ever with Oprah - US Weekly
  • Are Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas shopping for an apartment together? - TMZ
  • Jennifer Garner is definitely not pregnant - Gossip Cop
  • Watch Hailee Steinfeld rule the stage on 'Fallon Tonight' - Just Jared Jr
  • New court documents have been released from Bobbi Kristina's wrongful death case - Radar
  • Which former O-Town member has a son on American Horror Story? - Huffington Post
  • Check out the first trailer Hail, Caesar - Lainey Gossip
  • See the 2016 Rock Hall of Fame nominees - The Hollywood Reporter
A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here