ABC News' Matthew Jaffe reports: Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden today canceled two days of events after the death of his mother-in-law.
"The Obama-Biden campaign today canceled Sen. Biden's schedule Monday and Tuesday because of the passing of Jill Biden's mother, Bonny Jean Jacobs, this afternoon after a long illness," Biden spokesman David Wade said in a statement.
The Biden family is at home in Wilmington, Del., after canceling the Delaware senator's weekend schedule that included campaign events in Washington, DC, and Virginia. On Monday and Tuesday, Biden had also been set to hold rallies in New Hampshire and Florida.
"We appreciate everyone's respect for the family's privacy during this difficult time," Wade added.
Sen. Barack Obama called the Bidens this afternoon from Asheville, N.C., to express his condolences.