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

Biden's mother-in-law dies

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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. SF

    My prayers are with you and your family........may God bless and keep and keep you.

    October 5, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  2. nancy

    My deepest sympathy to the Biden family.

    October 5, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  3. obama

    I feel very sorry for senator joe biden best luck to him and his family

    October 5, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  4. Suzanne

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joe and Jill!

    October 5, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  5. reggie

    OUR PRAYERS OUR WITH YOU JOE

    October 5, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  6. Russian lady from Toronto

    my sincere condolences to your family, Joe.
    Thank you for a great debate performance this week.
    You are a very good man. I support you and Obama and believe you WILL be the next President and VP of the United States.

    October 5, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. ElleninBigD

    Poor Joe. It seems like nothing ever comes easy to him in this life. But he still manages to stay upbeat and positive.

    October 5, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  8. Bwakali

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Biden family.

    October 5, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  9. Trasa, Texas

    So sad to hear Joe. May God be with you and your family at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Obam/Biden 08

    October 5, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  10. mrsmart

    My prayers are with Joe, Jill and their family at this time.

    October 5, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  11. Redneck from Kentucky

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the Biden Family. Hopefully John McCain and Sarah Palin will have the decency to react appropriately. I won't hold my breath!

    October 5, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  12. OBAMA-BiDEn 08

    I Wish You AnD YOUR FAMILY THE BEST JOE.

    October 5, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  13. Michelle from Toronto, Canada

    My thoughts and prayers are with the jacobs and the Biden family

    October 5, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  14. E.C.Coleman

    Condolences to Senator and Mrs. Biden. What a good decision by Senator Biden to cancel his campaign events during this time.

    October 5, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  15. willie c. hicks

    SENATOR BIDEN & FAMILY:

    IT IS THE DESIRE OF MY FAMILY, & THE LITTLE ZION BAPTIST CHURCH: 1824 W. QUEEN STREET , HAMPTON, VA 23666.

    TO EXPRESS OUR GREATEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND FAMILY.

    MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU.

    REGARDS

    REV.DOC. W. HICKS

    October 5, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  16. PROUD AMERICAN FOR OBAMA

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    October 5, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  17. ob08

    God Bless you and your family Senator Biden and Mrs. Biden in your time of need.

    October 5, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  18. Sashka

    My condolences, Senator. I'm praying for you and your family.

    October 5, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  19. Derek Bagley

    My condolences go out to the Biden family. I give them my best wishes at this difficult time.

    October 5, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  20. nesto

    We are together Joe/Jill. May the lord be with you at this difficult period and give you courage to carry on.

    October 5, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  21. Nancy - Kansas

    My and my families most sincere sympathies. It is such a difficult time for the family and our prayers are with you.

    October 5, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  22. annie rose

    A quote I love..

    "There is no death! The stars go down;
    To rise upon some other shore,
    And bright in Heaven's jewlled crown,
    They shine for evermore."

    My thoughts are with your family at this most difficult time.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 5, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  23. Luv/Canada

    As a man with great honour and respect,Joe,i'm sooooooo sorry for the lost of your mother inlaw.Prayer's and thought with you and your wife.

    October 5, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  24. Matt

    Oh my god!
    I'm so sorry. 🙁
    This is horrible, my thoughts are with you.

    October 5, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  25. Kabaka

    Jill and Joe,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you during this tiring time.

    October 5, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
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