October 5th, 2008
08:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Biden's mother-in-law dies

Jill Biden's mother died Sunday. Sen. Biden has canceled his campaign events planned for Monday and Tuesday.
Jill Biden's mother died Sunday. Sen. Biden has canceled his campaign events planned for Monday and Tuesday.

WILMINGTON, Delaware (CNN) – Joe Biden's spokesman said the Delaware senator would be canceling campaign events Monday and Tuesday in the wake of his mother-in-law's death Sunday.

"Other details will follow, but we appreciate everyone's respect for the family's privacy during this difficult time," wrote Biden spokesman David Wade.

Bonny Jacobs, Jill Biden's mother, had been sick for a long time and was living in a hospice.

Wade announced Saturday that Sunday and Monday's events were canceled after doctors told the family to stay close by. He said the family is now together at home in Wilmington.

The death comes the same day Biden's son Beau deploys with his National Guard unit to a mobilization station in Texas before a tour in Iraq.


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  1. josh henderson

    Poltics aside....we should all pray for the entire Biden Family. My family's prayers are with Joe and his family.

    October 5, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  2. G. Anthony Jorgensen

    No campaign is more important than taking time to be with family in difficult times. I hope everyone respects Joe Biden's privacy while his family grieves for their loss. God bless America.

    October 5, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  3. Concerned African

    sorry for your loss.. wishing the best for you and your family.

    October 5, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  4. davit

    Condolences to Mr. Biden and his family.

    October 5, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  5. Katrina

    Our Prayers are with you and your family Joe.
    This is a time for you, your wife, and your children to console each other.
    Wednesday lets put back on the gloves.

    God Loves you!

    October 5, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  6. Carrie

    Our prayers are with the the Biden/Jacobs family. God bless you all during this difficult period.

    October 5, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  7. Alan & Yolanda Oslick

    With our condolences to Jill and Sen. (soon to be VP) Joe Biden on the loss of Jill's mother, Mrs. Bonny Jacobs.

    October 5, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  8. Paul, EP Tx

    I am a McCain supporter and I personally really do like this man. His entire family seems like good people and I pray they have peace in this time.

    October 5, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  9. Alma fry

    To Andrew....Shame on you .....no wonder you are voting for the Mcsame-Payless ticket...God have mercy on you!!
    Obama-Biden for sure,
    My thoughts are with you Jill and Joe and family. Nanny

    October 5, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  10. davit

    Hey Scott L.,

    You're a real prince.

    October 5, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  11. AL+

    ANDREW PLEASE LET US KNOW WHEN YOUR HOE OF A MOTHER DIES, SO WE CAN SAY WHOOOOO..... CARES

    October 5, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  12. Helen,Ft Lauderdale

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss.

    October 5, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  13. Joan Welsh

    Our sympathy to the Biden family. May this lady rest in peace.

    October 5, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  14. BJs65

    Rest in Peace Mrs. Jacobs. Very sorry to hear of your loss Senator and Mrs. Biden

    October 5, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
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