EDWARD MOORE "TED" KENNEDY
February 22, 1932 - August 25, 2009
26 August 2009
CNN has confirmed that long-time US Senator from Massachusetts Edward "Ted" Kennedy is dead after long battle with brain cancer. He passed away late Tuesday night, August 25, at 77. Senator Ted Kennedy is the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy who both fell victim to assassins' bullets.
In anticipation of his impending death, Senator Ted Kennedy formally asked Massachusetts officials to effect a change in the law that would allow for his immediate temporary replacement the moment he is gone. Dana Bash of CNN reports on Senator Ted Kennedy's request:
CNN VIDEO UPDATE
26 August 2009 4:33pm Manila time
This is the report by CNN's Dana Bash on the passing of an icon, Senator Ted Kennedy.