Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, Son of VP Joe Biden Dies of Brain Cancer

WASHINGTON — Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has died from brain cancer, according to a statement from his father Vice President Joe Biden and family.

Beau died from brain cancer at age 46 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Statement from Vice President Joe Biden:

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.

The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us-especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.

Beau’s life was defined by service to others. As a young lawyer, he worked to establish the rule of law in war-torn Kosovo. A major in the Delaware National Guard, he was an Iraq War veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. As Delaware’s Attorney General, he fought for the powerless and made it his mission to protect children from abuse.

More than his professional accomplishments, Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother. His absolute honor made him a role model for our family. Beau embodied my father’s saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did.

In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.

On May 11, 2010, Biden was admitted to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, for what doctors described as a “mild stroke”. Then in August 2013, Beau Biden was admitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas