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Ted Kennedy Dies; Senator Edward M Kennedy Dead At Age 77; Died of Brain Cancer

I’m sad to report that Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, aka Teddy Kennedy is dead. He died from brain cancer caused by a malignant tumor, which he was diagnosed with in May of 2008. Kennedy was instrumental in getting Obama elected, and was a champion of the people for his life long dedication to public service, and health care. He was the youngest brother and completed the Trinity that was known as the Kennedys Boys (John F, Robert F, and Edward M). His sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the founder of Special Olympics just died 2 weeks ago, at the age of 88. The name Kennedy is part of the fabric that is America, and will be greatly missed. They leave behind a great legacy and an example of liberalism at it’s finest. It’s hard for me to type this, I am saddened, deeply saddened.

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ABC News Report:

Sen. Ted Kennedy died shortly before midnight Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., at age 77.

The man known as the “liberal lion of the Senate” had fought a more than year-long battle with brain cancer, and according to his son had lived longer with the disease than his doctors expected him to.

“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,” the Kennedy family said in a statement. “He loved this country and devoted his life to serving it.”

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Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy, the youngest Kennedy brother who was left to head the family’s political dynasty after his brothers President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated.

Kennedy championed health care reform, working wages and equal rights in his storied career. In August, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — by President Obama. His daughter, Kara Kennedy, accepted the award on his behalf. [Source]

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