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Complete coverage: Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009

Edward M. Kennedy, the iconic liberal lion of the U.S. Senate and reigning patriarch of a legendary family political dynasty, whose advocacy of social issues left an indelible stamp on a half-century of American politics, died of brain cancer at his Cape Cod, Mass., home. He was 77.

John Kennedy and actress Daryl Hannah walk swiftly

John Kennedy and actress Daryl Hannah walk swiftly to St. Andrew's Church for the wedding of Ted Kennedy Jr. Oct. 10, 1993 in New Shoreham, RI. on Block Island. Hannah was a long-term girlfriend. Photo Credit: AP Photo, 1993