Just breaking on MSNBC, CNN, The Trail@WaPo. Her death in Hawaii follows a broken hip and a long struggle with cancer. The senator and his half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng have released this statement:
Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer.