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Dorothy Rodham, the mother of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has died at 92.
The Clinton family broke the news in a statement Tuesday morning, saying that Rodham had passed away shortly after midnight.
"Her story was a quintessentially American one, largely because she wrote it herself," the statement said. "She overcame abandonment and hardship as a young girl to become the remarkable woman she was – a warm, generous and strong woman; 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."
Clinton had canceled a trip to London and Istanbul to stay with her mother, who had become ill, Politico reports.