Condolences: Barack Obama’s Grandmother Madelyn Dunham Dies One Day Before Election
One day before his historic election, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama’s maternal grandmother Madelyn Dunham, who helped raise Obama from the age of 10 , died of cancer at 85.
“It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer,” Obama said in a joint statement with his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng. “She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility.”
Blindie’s deepest condolences go out to the Obamas.