Obama aunt who stayed in US illegally dies at 61

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FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango speaks to The Associated Press during an interview in her home in Boston. Onyango, whose status as an illegal immigrant was revealed days before Obama was elected in 2008, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, said Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong, who represented Onyango in her immigration case. She was 61. Wong said she was being treated for cancer and respiratory problems. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango speaks to The Associated Press during an interview in her home in Boston. Onyango, whose status as an illegal immigrant was revealed days before Obama was elected in 2008, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, said Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong, who represented Onyango in her immigration case. She was 61. Wong said she was being treated for cancer and respiratory problems. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango poses in her home in Boston with a framed photograph of Obama and herself, when he was an Illinois state senator. Onyango, whose status as an illegal immigrant was revealed days before Obama was elected in 2008, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, said Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong, who represented Onyango in her immigration case. She was 61. Wong said she was being treated for cancer and respiratory problems. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango speaks to The Associated Press during an interview in her home in Boston. Onyango, whose status as an illegal immigrant was revealed days before Obama was elected in 2008, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, said Cleveland attorney Margaret Wong, who represented Onyango in her immigration case. She was 61. Wong said she was being treated for cancer and respiratory problems. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

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