John McCain is dead at 81.

NBC News reported:


John McCain, who shed a playboy image in his youth to become a fighter pilot, revered prisoner of war and both an independent voice in the Republican Party and its 2008 presidential nominee, died on Saturday, little more than a year after he was told he had brain cancer. He was 81.

McCain’s office said in a statement “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018.” He announced on July 19, 2017, that he had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor. Earlier this week his family announced he was discontinuing treatment.

John McCain’s family said in a statement released Friday that the Arizona Senator will discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer, signaling he was in his final days.

McCain, 81, served in Congress for over three decades.

John McCain served in Vietnam and was captured as a prisoner of war for five years.

McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain released a statement Saturday evening.

On Saturday evening, President Trump tweeted, “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!”

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