Sen. John McCain of USA dies of Brain Cancer

Sen. John McCain

U.S. Sen. John McCain, a GOP presidential nominee, maverick politician and prisoner of war, on Saturday died of brain cancer complications. He was aged 81.

The family of the longtime Arizona senator announced on Friday that McCain would stop treatment.

A statement from his office said his wife, Cindy, and other family members were with him when he died.

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“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,” read the statement.

McCain had not been seen in Washington since last Decmeber, and spent his last few months at home in Arizona.

He ran for president in 2008 as the Republican Party’s nominee, losing to Democrat Barack Obama, after a failed attempt to win the nomination in 2000.

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McCain was married twice and had seven children total between the two marriages.

He is also a recipient of various military awards for his service, including the Purple Heart, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, and Distinguished Flying Cross.

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