“A sad and sudden death”

British opposition leader David Cameron loses his six-year-old son, Ivan

Ivan Cameron, the six-year-old son of British Conservative leader David Cameron, died early this morning in London. The boy suffered from cerebral palsy and epilepsy and needed to be cared for around the clock. George Osborne, the shadow chancellor and a close friend of Cameron and his wife Samantha, said Ivan’s disability “does not make today’s very, very sad and sudden death any less shocking.” British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah sent condolences. Their daughter, Jennifer Jane, died when she was a few days old in 2002.

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