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Posted: May 31, 2015

Beau Biden, son of vice president, dies of brain cancer

By Christina Hartman

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Vice President Joe Biden's oldest son has died after a fight with brain cancer. Beau Biden was 46 years old. 

Beau Biden had been diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013, at a time he'd been considering making a run for governor of Delaware. (Video via BarackObama.com)

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His speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention introducing his father was moving and personal, and launched him onto the national stage.

A statement from the office of the vice president called the former Delaware attorney general "the finest man [the Biden family have] ever known."

Beau Biden is survived by his wife and two children.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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May 30: Beau Biden

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In this July 4, 2009, file photo, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, talks with his son, U.S. Army Capt. Beau Biden, at Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. On May 30, 2015, Vice President Biden announced the death of son, Beau, from brain cancer. 

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