Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died at age 46 following a battle with brain cancer.
The news was announced by the VP himself in a statement released by the White House.
“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 said in his statement.
“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,” he continued.
It was announced last week that Beau had been admitted to Walter Reed Medical Hospital and while sources told CNN that the situation was serious, it was not known what he was being treated for.
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