“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.” ~ Edward Kennedy
(CNN) -- Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.
Ted Kennedyhasdied at age 77, over a year after being diagnosed with malignant cancer of the brain. Kennedy was first elected to the Senate in 1962 at the age of 30–a year before the assassination of his brother. During a Senate career of that length Kennedy has played a part in many issues of the past few decades but he is probably most associated with health care reform.