A malignant brain tumor. That's what killed my grandfather.
Yes, I know--I have my problems with Ted Kennedy's career and behavior, too.
But he's also a terminally ill old man in his 70s, and several someones' father and grandfather.
As the man leading the Rosary at St. Aloysius today said:
"O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy. Amen."
Last time I checked, I remain in need of the same mercy. And so do you.