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. sandy

    Wow Andrew. Way to propogate that heartless Republican image. You could have just said nothing.

    Rest in peace.

    October 5, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  2. Gail

    Our thoughts go out to your and your family.

    October 5, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  3. outtouch

    to andrew this people just lost a member of they family. this not the moment for you to spread nasty remark. please take the time and think if it was one of your family that past away.

    October 5, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  4. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Mrs. Jacobs can rest in peace knowing her beloved family is left in good hands, what more could a mother ask for. God Bless This Family.

    October 5, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  5. Ajith Abraham

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Jacobs and Biden family.

    October 5, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  6. MJC in Georgia

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

    October 5, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  7. OrlyAnthonyRodethAlly

    Our prayers are with your family Joe. God bless her soul.

    Columbia, MO

    October 5, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. Mack

    Why is this news?

    October 5, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  9. Obama supporter

    Rest in peace Joe

    October 5, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  10. Kenneth

    That is just too sad. I wonder how old she was.

    Let's see if the McCain campaign will show any restraint or even pay their respects.

    October 5, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  11. kay

    may her soul rest in peace.

    October 5, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  12. Obama 08

    To Andrew

    That's rude and inconsiderate. You are just as SHALLOW as McCain and Barbie.

    My prayers and thoughts go out to the Biden family

    October 5, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  13. Anti Mo

    This is not a reason to suspend a campaign – it is a reason to get out of the campaign altogether before you destroy your reputation Joe running with Barack O'blah blah

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  14. Linda

    Jill and Joe Biden please know that you and your family are in the thoughts and prayers of millions of people.
    God bless and keep you.

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  15. Matt

    I feel so sorry for Joe. Just a few days ago his son had to go to Iraq, and now this on top hanging over his head. My hopes and prays are with the family.

    Obama
    Biden
    08

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  16. BlueInArizona

    Andrew I read your comment and you make me sick! Have you never known the pain of losing of loved one? Or are you so caught up in partisan politics that you can't see the outside world?
    Either way, you've reprsented your party well there.

    God be with the Biden's. You have a special angel in heaven watching over you now.

    Peace be with you and God bless us all.

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  17. Val

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Jacobs and Biden families.
    May God bless you in your time of sorrow.

    Andrew – what a mean comment!!!!!

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  18. Cesar

    My sincere and deepest condolences to the Biden family,may GOD bless you and comfort your family in during these times.

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  19. BT

    Joe and Jill

    Deepest sympathy

    TARE

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  20. Laurel

    Jill & Joe, my deepest sympathies to you both. May your family and friends bring you comfort over the coming days and weeks.

    October 5, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  21. muh luv

    may GOD bless! now this is a REAL reason to suspend a campaign!!

    obama/biden 08

    October 5, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  22. Dot

    Andrew

    keep your comments to yourself. This is not a time for hate.

    October 5, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  23. Stacia

    My deepest condolences to you, your wife, and all of your family. God bless.

    October 5, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  24. SONNIE2

    Deepest sympathy to the Biden family at this difficult time

    October 5, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  25. zago

    Peace, love and respects sen Biden. God shall accompany you in this hard moment. Deepest sympathy

    October 5, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
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