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. seattlegirl

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Biden family at this time.

    October 5, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  2. John

    My condolences, Jill and Joel Biden. Just that on this occasion.

    October 5, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  3. SHARON BROWN

    MY PRAYERS IS WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

    October 5, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  4. Chris

    You and your family are in our thoughts, VP Biden.

    October 5, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  5. Linda Cavazos, Henderson, NV

    To Joe and Jill Biden, and their family: my deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family members.

    Sincerely,

    Linda Cavazos

    October 5, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  6. cory austin

    deepest sympathy

    October 5, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  7. Regina Heyward

    Joe and Jill Biden
    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Hang in there Joe and Jill!
    Trust us Joe!
    As an Obama/Biden Supporter we will handle things with grace while you grieve with you wife.
    May God Grace have mercy on your family!
    We have not forgotten about Beau!!!!

    October 5, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  8. Denny

    You have my prayers.

    October 5, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  9. Jason

    That's very unfortunate. Our families are with you, Joe and Jill.

    October 5, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  10. Connie

    My prayers and thought are with Senator and Mrs. Biden and their family. May God give them strength and comfort.Connie from Indiana

    October 5, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  11. adeleh

    Life is so precious, every moment should be cherished. It's taken for granted by men in suits waging unnecessary wars in the name of false patriotism...I cannot fathom how anyone can sleep at night, knowing the realities that we face and giving power to those who don't care about our daily struggles and desire to live decent lives. I don't know Senator Biden and his family personally, obviously, but my heart goes out to him and his family all the same...

    October 5, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  12. Ron and Janie Stamper

    Our sympathy goes out ot Senator Joe Biden and his wife, Jill and their family. May God be with you during this time of sorrow.

    October 5, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  13. A Prayer from Austin, TX.

    My prayers are with you and your family Senator Biden.

    October 5, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  14. Mary from Minnesota

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Biden family during this difficult time. May He give you strength .

    October 5, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  15. Jeanine G

    My Condolences to the Biden Family.

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 5, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  16. coop

    My condolences to the whole Biden Family, and Jacobs family.

    October 5, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  17. Ron M

    Our thoughts go out to the BIden family as they face both a loss of Ms. Biden's mother and the deployment of their son. May you find peace.

    October 5, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  18. Brad Hurt

    To the Biden Family god bless you

    October 5, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  19. janedoe123

    Thoughts and prayers to the Biden family. So sorry to hear about this loss.

    October 5, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  20. Aaron from Ohio

    My condolences to Senator Biden and his family for their loss.

    October 5, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  21. saraL.

    I'm sorry Mr.Biden for your family and you.

    October 5, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  22. Paying Attention

    God bless the Biden family.

    October 5, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  23. Marilyn

    Prayers going up for the Jacobs/Biden family.

    October 5, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  24. Fes

    Deepest sympathy to the Biden Family, hopefully the campain can rise above the fray of nonsense coming in to allow time for the Bidens to heal.......

    October 5, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  25. Barrie Kaye

    After watching the VP debate, I now have even more respect for Senator Biden...he is awesome.

    My prayers are with his entire family. My his mother-in-law rest in peace.

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