After a year long battle with brain cancer Ted Kennedy passed away this morning.
Brother to slain former president John F. Kennedy and Democratic nominee Robert F. Kennedy, Ted was named the “Lion of the Senate”.
Champion for civil rights and health care reform, Ted was also a serious sports fan. Backing all things Boston, Kennedy was often seen at Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox games.
Senator Kennedy was a very close friend of Red Auerbach’s and spoke at his funeral.
Senator Kennedy, your influence and presence in the senate will be missed.
May you rest in peace!