Wednesday, August 26, 2009
U.S Senator Edward Kennedy dies
On Wednesday the world leaders paid tribute to the U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, who died at 77 after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. Edward Kennedy was the brother of former U.S. President John Kennedy who was assassinated in 1963 and Edward was nicknamed as “Teddy”. In the legendary family of Kennedy brothers Edward was the last and known as "The Lion of the Senate."
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon extended "deep sympathies" to Kennedy's family and spoke highly of Kennedy's strong and firm support for so many of the principles of the United Nations. Ban said Edward was not just a friend of those of power and high position, but even more to those who had neither. He was a voice for those who would otherwise go unheard, a defender of the rights and interests of the defenseless.