Vice President of the United States Joe Biden released a statement stating that his son, Beau, has passed away from brain cancer.
Beau Biden was a lawyer, member of the Delaware National Guard and former Delaware attorney general. He was 46 years old.
Biden was admitted to the hospital earlier this month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the time, the Vice President’s office declined to say why he was being treated.
Beau Biden had suffered a mild stroke in 2010 and underwent surgery at a Texas cancer center in 2013 to remove what was described as a small lesion.
He announced last year that he would not seek a 3rd term as attorney general and instead planned to run for governor in 2016.
President Obama issued a brief statement: “Beau: `Michelle and I are grieving tonight.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Vice President Biden and his family during this difficult time.