On the campaign trail in Charlotte, North Carolina, Barack Obama announced the passing of his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. She died late Sunday night after a battle with cancer. Obama and his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng released this statment:
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.”
Dunham was 86.