Joe Biden’s son died of a brain tumor five years ago. In his first speech as newly elected president, the Democrat remembers his child with a loving gesture.
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Last night was already emotional – not just for Joe Biden himself, but millions of Americans as well. The Democrat was elected the next president of the United States. In his first speech after the election victory, Biden addressed Americans and the world in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
But one moment brought the evening’s emotional climax: after Biden’s speech, fireworks lit up the sky and the Coldplay song “Sky Full of Stars.” The song has special meaning for Biden as Coldplay was his late son Beau’s favorite band, CNN reports.
Son died of a brain tumor
Coldplay performed during this dazzling fireworks display that broke out after President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris delivered their victory speeches 💥 pic.twitter.com/jjpR3rD8uS
– NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 8, 2020
Beau Biden died of a brain tumor in 2015 at the age of 46. Coldplay singer Chris Martin sang the song “Til Kingdom Come” at his funeral. Martin had offered to perform when he learned Beau was a huge fan.
A little background on the generally unknown importance of the Biden’s walk-off music:
Coldplay was Beau Biden’s favorite band – and as Joe’s sister, Val, said before – Beau’s hands are definitely on Joe’s shoulders tonight. pic.twitter.com/1hOuWXPIu3
– Young Americans for Biden & Harris (@YAFBiden) November 8, 2020
Joe Biden and his are said to have been in a close relationship – this gesture shows. In his speech, Biden also referred to his son when he spoke of his love for the national anthem “On Eagle’s Wings”. On election day, Biden had visited his son’s grave in Wilmington.