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It has been a week of sadness in the First State. Last weekend, former state attorney general Beau Biden – the eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden - died at age 46, losing his battle with brain cancer.Since that terrible news came there’s been an outpouring of condolences for the Biden family, along with remembrances of Beau -- his life and work.As the state grieves along with the Biden family and offers its support – it also celebrates Beau Biden’s life and the lasting legacy of public service he leaves behind.

Beau Biden hospitalized again

James Dawson/Delaware Public Media

Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is hospitalized with an unknown condition at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Vice President Joe Biden’s office confirmed the report to USA Today, but would not disclose his oldest son's condition. Calls from Delaware Public Media to Biden staff members were not immediately returned.

Beau Biden has had other health scares in the past.

In 2013, he was taken to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to remove a small lesion from his brain.

Since returning to serve out the remainder of his second term as attorney general, he rarely spoke to the press or made public appearances, but claimed to have “a clean bill of health”.

In April of 2014, Biden announced he would not to seek a third term as AG, saying instead he would pursue a run for governor.

He also suffered a “mild stroke” in 2010 during his first term as attorney general.