Senator John McCain Has Died Aged 81

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John McCain, senator and presidential candidate, has died aged 81. According to a statement from his office. Mr McCain passed away on Saturday in Arizona surrounded by his close family.

He was diagnosed with a brain tumour in July 2017 and had been receiving medical treatment. His family had stated on Friday that Mr McCain, who left Washington in December, had decided to stop treatment.

On Twitter, his widow, Cindy, tweeted: “My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best.”

Mr McCain’s daughter Meghan said her lifetime’s task would be “to live up to his example, his expectations, and his love.

The senator for Arizona and 2008 Republican presidential candidate was diagnosed after medics found his tumour during a surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last July.

His family annonced he would lie in state in Phoenix, Arizona, and in Washington DC before a funeral at the Washington National Cathedral and his burial in Annapolis, Maryland.

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