Just one day before her grandson might be elected the President of the United States, Barack Obama's grandmother has died of cancer.
"She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility," said a statement fromObama and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, on Monday.
"She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure."