US Senator John McCain Dies At 81
US senator John McCain, a celebrated war hero, died Saturday after losing a battle to brain cancer, at 81.
“Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family,” his office said in a statement.
In July 2017, McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.
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.
After a long-standing rivalry and numerous public clashes between the pair, following the announcement of his death Donald Trump offered his “deepest sympathies and respect” to McCain’s family on Twitter.
My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2018
Former President Barack Obama also issued a statement paying tribute to the 2008 Republican nominee.
OBAMA statement on McCain pic.twitter.com/1uIj7zGraG
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 26, 2018
McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was a frequent critic as well as a target of his fellow Republican, Trump, who was elected president in November 2016.
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