Senator Ted Kennedy, who held a seat in the U.S. Senate for longer than anybody except for one person, died late last night at the age of 77. He's been battling brain cancer for just over a year, and was expected to have lunch with President Obama soon since he's vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, but obviously that won't be happening. Ted was involved in the Senate for 47 years, and was considered one of the best Senate representatives in the last few decades. His family said he was the patriarch and center of the family, and as sad as it is that he's gone, his optimism and beliefs will carry on.
No jokes here, folks. Ted was the man, and you can't help but feel sorry for the Kennedy family, which has been full of tragic and young deaths throughout their whole legacy. At least Ted made it to 77, but it's still tragic to see him die of brain cancer, especially just a week after is sister Eunice died. RIP Ted -- our thoughts go out to your family and friends.