Published: Sun, August 26, 2018
Medical | By Josefina Yates

John McCain Dies of Brain Cancer at Age 81

John McCain Dies of Brain Cancer at Age 81

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have both released statements after news broke of Senator John McCain's death. A statement from his office said his wife, Cindy, and other famiy members were with him when he died.

McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, died Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer for more than a year.

Sen. John McCain's wife, Cindy McCain, issued a statement minutes after his death Saturday.

"Arizona, the United States and the world will never be the same without the voice of Senator John McCain", Bidwill said in a statement.

During a very emotional time, McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain, took to social media to pay tribute to her father. "But in this loss, and in this sorrow, I take comfort in this: John McCain, hero of the republic and to his little girl, wakes today to something more glorious than anything on this earth".

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The veteran, a fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war after his navy plane was shot down.

"I understand the discipline and the things that go along about being a service person and protecting our freedoms", Edwards said. "May he rest in peace".

In a Sports Illustrated piece he wrote a year ago, Fitzgerald wrote that he would tell his sons "Senator John McCain will be revered and respected for as long as the United States of America has a place in this world, and his legacy will outlive us all".

"Some lives are so vivid, it is hard to imagine them ended", Mr. John McCain, his one-time political rival, a "man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order". He was a public servant in the finest traditions of our country. "And I've lost one of my dearest friends and mentor". "God bless and thank you all".

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