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Eleanor Mondale, 51, dies after battle with brain cancer

Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and wife Joan, died early Saturday after a long on-and-off battle with brain cancer. The former WCCO radio personality was 51.

Walter, Joan and Eleanor Mondale visiting Jerusalem's Western Wall in 1978.
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Walter, Joan and Eleanor Mondale visiting Jerusalem’s Western Wall in 1978.

Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and wife Joan, died early Saturday after a long on-and-off battle with brain cancer.

Eleanor Mondale in 1997
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Eleanor Mondale in 1997

The former WCCO radio personality was 51. She was first diagnosed with cancer in 2005.

“Joan and I must report that our wonderful daughter, after her long and gutsy battle with cancer, went up to heaven last night to be with her angel,” Walter Mondale said in a statement.

Funeral arrangements are pending.