The death has taken place of the last of the Kennedy Brothers, Ted, at the Kennedy family home in Hyannis Port, Cape Cod.
77 year old Senator Kennedy had been battling cancer since May 2008 and dies less than 2 weeks after the passing of his sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Known affectionately as ‘Teddy’, he was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both assassinated in the 1960’s and Joe Kennedy, a pilot killed in World War Two. Kennedy first became a senator for Massachusetts in 1962 following the election of John as president.
The Kennedy family issued a statement last night stating “‘Edward M. Kennedy — the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply — died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port”
Tributes have been sent from world leaders throughout the globe