Hillary Clinton's mother passes away aged 92

Wednesday November 2, 2011

The mother of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has passed away aged 92.

Dorothy Rodham died peacefully at Washington hospital on Tuesday November 1, surrounded by her family.

Hillary cancelled a trip to Europe to ensure she was with her mother in her last moments.

Pictured above with Hillary and her daughter Chelsea at her wedding, the Rodham matriarch was known as a "warm, generous and strong woman". 

A statement from the Clinton family decribed her as "an intellectual; a woman who told a great joke and always got the joke; an extraordinary friend and, most of all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother."

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