Truly the end of an era.
There were a lot of signs that this was imminent — Kennedy’s non-attendance at his sister’s funeral, the letter to Massachusetts political leaders about his successor and just the telling silence about any developments in his condition over recent weeks.
Much to talk about tomorrow. For now, we’ll just let the somber news speak for itself.
[ed.note: TPM’s obituary of Sen. Kennedy]
Late Update: Reich on Kennedy.
Latter Update: Statement from President Obama.