Sad news about Joe Biden's son, Beau, who died of brain cancer this weekend. Regardless of political leanings or what you think of his father, it is a human tragedy to die so young from such an awful ailment.
I didn't know about him but on reading about him he had the sort of life usually reserved for books of fiction.
He survived a car crash aged two which killed his mother and sister and then five years ago suffered a stroke and then received the devastating news that he had brain cancer in 2013.
After treatment he received a clean bill of health but the cancer returned this year and he died this weekend aged only 46.
So much tragedy in one short life that should make people get a bit of perspective next time they moan about how hard they have it.