He died at noon at Manhattan's New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center from complications of a stroke, his widow, Gillian Sorensen, said.
|President Obama with Ted Sorenson|
Sorensen will also be remembered for his role in researching and drafting Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book Profiles in Courage.
"From his early days desegregating a Nebraska pool to his central role electing and advising President Kennedy to his later years as an international lawyer and advocate, Ted lived an extraordinary life that made our country – and our world – more equal, more just, and more secure. Generations of Americans entered public service aspiring to follow in his footsteps", President Obama said today in a statement.
"Even as I mourn his loss, I know his legacy will live on in the words he wrote, the causes he advanced, and the hearts of anyone who is inspired by the promise of a new frontier."
Sorenson is survived by his wife Gillian, his daughter Juliet, his three sons, Eric, Stephen, and Philip.
Joynt on Sorenson