UK Conservative Leader's Son Dies at Age 6

Cameron's eldest child suffered from rare neurological condition
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2009 5:31 AM CST
British PM Gordon Brown, left, walks with the leader of the opposition Conservative party David Cameron during a procession at the Palace of Westminster in London, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
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(Newser) – The eldest son of David Cameron, leader of Britain's Conservative Party and the country's possible next prime minister, died early this morning at age 6. Ivan Cameron suffered from severe epilepsy and cerebral palsy and required constant care, reports the Times of London. He was born with Ohtohara syndrome, a rare neurological condition from which almost all sufferers die in childhood.