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It’s with a heavy heart that I report Senator John McCain passed away on Saturday, August 25 after battling an aggressive brain cancer.

He was 81.

The news of Senator McCain’s passing comes one day after his family released a statement saying he was going to discontinue treatment for Glioblastoma.

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Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive tumor that forms in the tissue of the brain and spinal cord, according to the American Brain Tumor Association.

John’s daughter, Meghan McCain, released the following statement regarding her father’s passing:

 

Cindy McCain, John’s wife of 38 years, took to social media saying her “heart is broken.”

 

Sending love and prayers of comfort to the McCain family during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, John McCain.

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