Remembering Ted Kennedy (7)

kennedy_thumbSen. Edward Kennedy, the longtime Massachusetts lawmaker whose personal tragedies along with his professional triumphs and losses unfolded in the public eye, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.

His family announced his death in a brief statement released early Wednesday.

“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 statement said. “We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all.”

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Updates:

7:59 am EDT, August 26 th, 2009 — Kennedy successor to be chosen by special election

3:42 pm EDT, August 26th, 2009 – Not all Kennedy critics hold fire

4:08 pm EDT, August 26th, 2009 – Tsunami of sentimental pap

4:16 pm EDT, August 26th, 2009 — IRA sympathiser Ted Kennedy was no friend of Britain

4:44 pm EDT, August 26th, 2009 — The Demo-Gogues

4:53 pm EDT, August 26th, 2009 — Gov. would OK law change for Kennedy successor

5:33 pm EDT, August 26th, 2009 — The Face of Liberalism

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