Kondoleanserna har efter senator Ted Kennedy strömmat in till Kennedy-familjen, från såväl tidigare Demokratiska presidenterna Bill Clinton och Jimmy Carter, som från världsledare och politiker världen över. Tidigare president George W. Bush ringde Teds hustru Vicki och delgav sitt medkännande - och hade i ett tidigare utlåtande sagt:
"Laura and I are saddened by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. We extend our condolences and prayers to Sen. Kennedy’s wife, Vicki, and all of their family.
"Ted Kennedy spent more than half his life in the United States Senate. He was a man of passion who advocated fiercely for his convictions. I was pleased to work with Sen. Kennedy on legislation to raise standards in public schools, reform immigration and ensure dignity and fair treatment for Americans suffering from mental illness.
"In a life filled with trials, Ted Kennedy never gave in to self-pity or despair. He maintained his optimistic spirit, his sense of humor and his faith in his fellow citizens. He loved his family and his country — and he served them until the end. He will be deeply missed."
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