The Courier-Mail

Biden’s son, 46, dies of brain cancer

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WASHINGTON: US VicePresid­ent Joe Biden has announced that his son, Beau, 46, has died of brain cancer.

The younger Biden was a l lawyer, member of the Delaware National Guard and former Delaware attorney- general. He was hospitalis­ed early in May at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre but no statement was made on why.

Biden (pictured with his father) suffered a mild stroke in 2010 and then underwent sur- gery at a Texas cancer centre in 2013 to remove what was described as a small lesion.

He announced last year that he would not seek a third term as attorney-general and instead planned to run for governor in 2016.

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