U.S. Senator John McCain died on Saturday at the age of 81 after a year-long battle with brain cancer.
The former presidential candidate was diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma last summer.
On Friday, the family of McCain announced he had made the decision to discontinue medical treatment.
Daughter Meghan McCain says her father was “a great fire who burned bright” but the family knows his flame will keep living on in each of them.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 26, 2018
Cindy McCain says her husband passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best.
Tributes are pouring in from around the world, including right here in Canada.
Senator John McCain was an American patriot and hero whose sacrifices for his country, and lifetime of public service, were an inspiration to millions. Canadians join Americans tonight in celebrating his life and mourning his passing.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 26, 2018
Sad to learn of the passing of @SenJohnMcCain. His decades of service in defence of freedom crosses party lines and touches freedom-loving people across borders. On behalf of @CPC_HQ, I extend my condolences to his loved ones.
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) August 26, 2018
Even President Donald Trump, who openly feuded with the former presidential candidate, sent 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2018
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