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The Obama campaign released this photo of Barack Obama and Madelyn Dunham, taken in 1979.
Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who he says had a major role in bringing him up during his early years in Hawaii, died Sunday just before midnight in Honolulu. She was 86.
Sen. Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died following a bout with cancer, Obama and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, said Monday.
She was 86.
“She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility,” their statement said.
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