US Senator John McCain, a celebrated war hero known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided America, died Saturday after losing a battle to brain cancer, his office said. He was 81.
“Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 pm on August 25, 2018. With the senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family,” his office said in a statement.
“At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 60 years.”
In July 2017, McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
We can easily say that he died in America and in his office because his office is and will always be AMERICA. Rest in Peace Hero
After one year of treatment failed to prevent his condition from worsening and on August 24 his family announced that he had chosen to discontinue medical care.
Former President Barack Obama also issued a statement paying tribute to the 2008 Republican nominee.
He wrote: “Few of us have been tested the way John once was or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own…” Read the whole statement on Telegraph.uk