Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) passed away on Saturday at the age of 81 — just one day after the McCain family announced that he would no longer seek treatment in his battle against brain cancer.
McCain, a former Vietnam POW and Navy pilot, passed away at 4:28 p.m. after battling against glioblastoma since July 2017.
“With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family,” McCain’s office said in the statement. “At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.”
McCain, a six-term U.S. senator, was a two-time presidential candidate — losing the Republican nomination in 2000 to George W. Bush and losing the 2008 general election to Barack Obama.
“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain,” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter. “Our hearts and prayers are with you!”
“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the McCain Family,” First Lady Melania Trump wrote on Twitter. “Thank you Senator McCain for your service to the nation.”
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