Another Kennedy Passes
Senator Ted Kennedy succumbed approximately 15 months after his diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme. In June of 2008, Kennedy underwent neurosurgery at Duke, followed by unspecified chemotherapy (probably temozolomide [Temodar; Schering-Plough]) and radiation therapy at MGH. Kennedy's survival was about 4 months longer than his expected median survival.
Fault the New York Times for what you will, but the paper consistently prints top-notch obituaries. Kennedy's is no exception (although there's been plenty of time to draft it).
Addendum: Highly irreverent, but funny bit from The Onion, America's Finest News Source.