By KC Morgan

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Massachusetts Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy has finally succumbed to the cancer he battled for over a year. Kennedy, 77, was a member of the powerful political Kennedy family that has been a part of American politics for many decades.

Reactions to Ted Kennedy’s Death

“The Kennedy family and the Senate family have together lost our patriarch,” Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, released a statement with these words after hearing the news. “It was the thrill of my lifetime to work with Ted Kennedy,” he recalled in the statement, “He was a friend, the model of public service and an American icon.”

Kennedy’s Legacy

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Ted Kennedy was a household name in the United States Senate, serving that body of decision-makers since 1962. He was the younger brother of John Fitzgerald and Robert Kennedy, both of whom were killed by assassination. He’s survived by his wife, Victoria Kennedy and his children Kara Anne, Edward Jr. and Patrick J. Kennedy.

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