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Iowa Attorney General: "Beau Biden passionately served the people"

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden announced Saturday that his son, Beau, has died of brain cancer.

People across the country are commemorating him, including Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who released this statement Saturday night:

"Few people in elected office can match Beau Biden's dedication to serving the people. As Delaware's attorney general, Beau very passionately served the people of Delaware. As a soldier in the Delaware National Guard, Beau very bravely served the people of our great nation. I extend my heartfelt condolences to Beau's wife, Hallie, his two children, and to Vice President Biden."

The younger Biden was a lawyer, member of the Delaware National Guard and former Delaware attorney general. He was 46.

Beau Biden was hospitalized earlier this month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. At the time the vice president's office declined to say why he was being treated.

Beau Biden suffered a mild stroke in 2010 and underwent surgery at a Texas cancer center in 2013 to remove what was described as a small lesion.

He announced last year that he would not seek a third term as attorney general and instead planned to run for governor in 2016.
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