Joseph Robinette Biden III, commonly known as Beau, the
eldest son of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., is dead.
Beau died of brain cancer today at the age of 46.
The former attorney general of Deleware and the Vice
President’s oldest son. In a statement Saturday night,
“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.”
“In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was,
quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever
Beau Bidenhad been struggling with health issues for
several years, and suffered a stroke in 2010. In 2013
doctors removed a small lesion from his brain, according to
The New York Times reports.
The death of his son is not the first time the vice president
has suffered a loss. His first wife and infant daughter were
killed in a car accident that Beau and his brother survived.