May 31, 2015: Son of Vice President Joe Biden and an Iraq War veteran who served as the attorney general of Delaware Joseph “Beau” Biden III passes away at age of 46 on Saturday evening, surrounded by his extended family, said the White House in a statement.
As per the Vice President’s office, he died after battling brain cancer. Dating back to 2010, Biden had suffered known health problems when he experienced a stroke that did not affect his motor skills or speech.
Beau Biden was diagnosed with brain cancer, and after undergoing surgery was given a clean bill of health.But the cancer returned this spring and Biden pursued aggressive treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the vice president’s office said. He was treated at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in 2013, after he became disoriented and weak while on vacation.
Beau Biden grew up in Delaware and graduated from the same Catholic high school as his father. His father wrote in a statement that Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.