Joe Biden’s Son Beau Dies After Losing Battle With Brain Cancer


Vice President Joe Biden’s son Joseph “Beau” Biden passed away on Saturday after losing his battle against brain cancer. Beau Biden was 46 years of age. He spent his final days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C.

Beau Biden, a Democrat like his father, served two terms as Delaware’s Attorney General, winning election in 2006 and again in 2010. He did not seek a third term in 2014. Instead he had his sights set on running for Delaware Governor in 2016. He also served a year-long tour of duty in Iraq during 2008-2009, as a Captain in the Delaware National Guard.

In a statement about his son, Vice President Joe Biden said:

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 known.

President Obama paid tribute to Beau as well, stating:

He studied the law, like his dad, even choosing the same law school. He chased a life of public service, like his dad, serving in Iraq and as Delaware’s Attorney General.

Like his dad, Beau was a good, big-hearted, devoutly Catholic and deeply faithful man, who made a difference in the lives of all he touched, and he lives on in their hearts.

Like his father Joe, Beau Biden was a dedicated public servant who worked hard to make lives better for ordinary people. His death is a great loss not only for the Biden family, but for the people of Delaware as well. America’s thoughts and prayers are with the Biden family and the state of Delaware during this time of tremendous loss.

28 Replies to “Joe Biden’s Son Beau Dies After Losing Battle With Brain Cancer”

  1. Heartbreaking.

    No loving parent should outlive their children. My heart goes out to VP Biden and their direct and extended family.

    R.I.P. dear Beau. You were a bright light to so many people and children in need, to our country, and to your family. Your light might have dimmed, but it will never go out.

  2. just gotta say that the despicable, hateful, and low class comments from the rightwingers today on this site and others regarding this tragic death of the vice president’s son is f*cking disgusting and I have had enough of these rightwing a-holes. I hate them with a passion. I hate every thing they stand for. they are evil bastards and they have humiliated this nation every single day for the last seven years with their ignorance and their hate. let me tell ya, I will doing whatever it takes to bring the GOP and the conservatives down. I hope all of you feel the same. it might me a little early for most, but I am ready to go for election 2016.

  3. @Mdag, THANK YOU! brother you just stole my post lol, I know the RIGHT WING blogs are just having a good ole time going after the Biden family! RIGHT WINGERS are the most vicious filthy animals on EARTH! remember when Ted Kennedy passed away? the RIGHTIES went CRAZY! they talked more disrespectfully than when he was alive! This is just ONE reason why I attack republicans the way I do!! Theres something mentally wrong with these people!! It’s almost like a competition with them to be the most obnoxious, ARROGANT pig!, @Mdag, that’s WHY 4 yrs ago I gave up on trying to talk respectful to republicans! they don’t understand adult civilized debate! Oh but heres the kicker, how many times will these same RIGHTIES jump on a liberal site, start calling people foul names?
    personally INSULT you AND your family but the minute YOU fired back they say, “I thought you LIBERILS were tolerant!!” Anyway, RIP Beau Biden and God bless the Biden family.

  4. My heart aches. RIP Beau Biden! They are a wonderful family and public servants. They are a true inspiration.

  5. What a strong man we have in our VP, he has endured so much but still manages to work up a smile. I cant imagine going through the loss of a wife and 2 children. Sad.

  6. Not sure what you guys are talking about with the hateful comments from Repubs. Sure, you can always find a twittertard or random internet idiot, but thats a basic law of the universe on any issue. Beau Biden is actually highly respected on the right.The man received a bronze star in Iraq after all. I’ve just scanned some of the main conservative blogs and i don’t see anything nasty at all. In fact, “ace of spades”, which is about as firebrand conservative as you can get is talking about how they admire Joe Biden as a father even though they hate him as a politician. Even Gateway Pundit, which is probably the most lowbrow of the conservative sites is nothing but respectful.

  7. Mdag, I feel the same way you do.

    There are days I don’t even read what is on the internet, because I cannot stomach the inhumane, hateful comments of some.

    The right wing is hateful.

  8. um, i don’t really want to be detouring from remembrances of a good man like Beau Biden, but your phrase “no loving parent” struck me odd; should the children of hateful, bad parents predecease them? i think we see that with all these murderous mothers, and it’s not a good thing.

  9. LMFAO @erica’s little republican damage control is hilarious!! I challenge ANYONE to go to ANY conservative site and find kind respectful things said about the Bidens!! get real! republicans live in some screwed up parallel universe!! I literally had one republican dispute my assertion that the RIGHT loves calling OBAMA, ”OBUMMER!” so I jumped on a random conservative site and guess what? SECOND POST third word, OBUMMER!! @erica, quit! WHY do YOU waste time playing the FOOL, instead you’ve chosen to stabbing your SISTERS in the back with this GOP TRASH!. BTW your BULL$HIT rebuttal about conservatism is hilarious!! I’m gonna enjoy readers rip you a new one lol JOHN MCCain not a warmonger? lol

  10. My, what selective “scanning” you have, my dear. Granted there were a few kind comments, but for a taste of what YOUR side said:

    And if you’re loathe to go to a “libtard” site, let me give you a sampling of the Faux news entries:

    “Hey Ole Joe, this is payback for destroying America… Along w/ that spook Kenyan simian

    “I guess ObamaCare didn’t work

    “Well, Joe, no one left but you … NEXT

    … “Fingers crossed

    “Just another liberal loss..when the rest of the bloodline goes call me

    “Michelle just put out a statement blaming all white people

    “Look on the bright side Libbies – he’ll still vote in 2016! LMFAO

    “Thank GOD another DESPICABLE LIBERAL will not be able to procreate”

    So, Erica – bottom line is patently clear …


  11. Many of you know I’m a right wing guy on this site. I came to this particular article on this site for one thing: To respectfully convey my condolences to the Vice President and his family.

    I have not seen any nasty comments (yet) from anyone regarding Beau Biden’s death. If there have been any, I hope they are banned from the site.

    With all due respect, I was very disappointed by your comments, politicizing this into a hate speech against republicans. There are enough topics we can bash each other on, but it need not be this one.

  12. @analogkid, I don’t know what consecutive site you belong to but if you’re suggesting most republicans, especially republicans on the internet don’t try like hell to intimate opposing views, don’t go beyond being UGLY- HATEFUL- UNCIVILIZED, well I don’t know where you’ve been the last 40 plus yrs! But then again you probably think timothy mcveigh and terry nichols weren’t RIGHT WING christian fundies either, @analogkid, go GOOGLE it son.

  13. For having such a short life, Beau Biden accomplished much and was held in respect. He will be missed.

    My condolences to his loving family.

  14. @Dmhlt, great post also, isn’t it amazing how all these republican TROLLS just an’t believe the filth their side throws up! You would think anyone calling themselves a ‘conservative” would frequent conservative sites but magically, mystically they NEVER see their OWN sides dirt! @analogkid & @erica, that’s why I stopped going to conservative sites, it’s just trash! and if you think my grammar is bad @erica, then go checkout YOUR side! LMFAO

  15. …the Biden family isn’t the only ones who lost…y’see, I feel when a good person dies, we ALL lose something, someone…
    …Vaya con Dios Beau…you’ll be missed by many…

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