Ted Kennedy Dies of Brain Cancer at Age 77 - ABC News
RIP, Ted Kennedy. In the coming time, there will undoubtedly be agitation over how to deal with the UHC issue that he wanted to see fulfilled so strongly, as well as how to fill his Senate seat. He'd been concerned with that in his last weeks of life also.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."