Late Senator McCain
Senator John Sidney McCain has died of brain cancer, aged 81.
My father, United States Senator John Sidney McCain III, departed this life today.
On Friday his family said in an announcement that Mr McCain had decided to stop treatment for the brain cancer he had been battling for over a year.
A statement from the Senator’s office reads: “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.
“At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years.”
Mr McCain had been fighting with glioblastoma, which is the most aggressive cancer that begins within the brain, since July 2017.
In mid-April the veteran had undergone a surgery for an internal infection.
He had not been seen at the US Capitol in 2018.
Mr McCain spent the last couple of months of his life in his adopted home state of Arizona, out of the public eye.
US President Donald Trump acknowledged his death and offered his condolences on Twitter: “My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain.
“Our hearts and prayers are with you!”
The office of Barack and Michelle Obama also released a statement on the passing of Senator McCain.
The former US President wrote: “John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds and competed at the highest level of politics.
“But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher – the ideals for which generations of Amricans and immigrants alike have fought, marched and sacrificed.”
Meghan McCain, Sen. John McCain’s daughter, shared a moving statement about her father’s death, in which she claims he father “taught her how to live”.
The statement reads: “I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning.”
|In the thirty-three years we shared together he raised me, taught me, corrected me, comforted me, encouraged me, and supported me in all things.
“He loved me, and I loved him.
“He taught me how to live.
“His love and his care ever present, always unfailing, took me from a girl to a woman and he showed me what it is to be a man.”(Express)