[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/05/art.bidenslean1005.gi.jpg caption="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.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother-in-law. Stay strong.
I am so sorry for your loss Senator Biden. My prayers are with you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Joe and Jill. Let's honour her memory by continuing the fight to make America a better place.
May Mr. Bidens mother-in-law rest in peace....how prepared one may be..a barage of emotions exists....I completely understand the leave of absence...it is most respectful...what I find interesting is that CNN televises the speech he makes at his sons deployment ceremony. When Gov Palin's son deployed...she asked for privacy and did not make a television appeal...I find this curious....perhaps I am incorrect..but does anyone see either Senator McCain's son's televised....I stand corrected if I am wrong...but I do see this a curious
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Our prayers are with the Biden and Jacobs families.
Best of luck in this tough time Joe!
so is this the time when biden drops out, and clinton steps in?
Our hearts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
Our prayers to the Biden family
Blessings to the Biden family in this difficult time. We are praying for you.
Our thoughts are with you and Jill. We're sorry for you loss.
Tragic news. Thoughts are with the Biden family.
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother In Law. We continue to keep your family in our thoughts and prayers as your son prepares for his tour of Duty.
I really hope the media does not make a circus of this for the sake of his wife. It would be a complete slap in the face if they did...
Prayers be with you Jill and Joe Biden.
Our support and prayers go to Sen. Biden, his wife Jill and their family at this difficult moment. We are with you Jill and hope you all the best. Stay strong.
God bless Joe & Jill Biden and family. My prayers are with you. May God's peace and love overshadow you in this time of bereavement.
Love and Blessings to you.
My condolenses to the Biden family!
Our thoughts are with you and your entire family.
SORRY FOR THE LOST. I KNOW HOW THAT FEELS WHEN YOU LOSE A LOVE ONE
Our condolences to Joe and Jill Biden.
My family's prayers go out to the Biden family in this tough time...
God Bless the Biden family. My thoughs and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
My thoughts and prayers are with Joe and his wife Jill in this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Biden family.May god bless them all.