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LATE BREAKING NEWS: Barack Obama’s Grandmother Dies

Barack and his Grandmother Madelyn and Grandfather Stanley on his graduation day in 1979

Just one day before she would possibly see her grandson elected as the next President of the United States, Barack Obama’s ailing Grandmother has died. Madelyn Payne, who Barack creditsas the main person who raised him, lost her long time battle to cancer early this morning. He also lost his mother to cancer. Barack had suspended his campaign to go visit her in Hawaii a week or so ago, and stated that he wasn’t sure if she would make it till Election Day. And his worst nightmare has come true. Barack and his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng issued a statement:

“It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.

“Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer.”