Over the past few hours, various entertainers have shared personal messages on McCain’s legacy.
Saddened by the loss of this man. He fought for the right things and had the balls to protect decency and call a spade a spade. It’s sad that the Republican Party has lost one of the last TRUE GOOD PEOPLE in that party. I hope in his passing that more representatives of our country begin to just be more decent and fearlessly fight for the soul and goodness of our country instead of this corrupted agenda. #ripsenatormccain i salute u and i pray for your family and loved ones
I knew and really respected this man very much I met with him on multiple occasions about various different subjects He was always respectful and listened intently to my opinions and I believe all voices were heard by him before he formed any opinions He was a truth seeker I almost never agreed with him but always respected his honesty and commitment to Goodness bless him I’m sure the lord will receive him with open arms Rip #johnmccain
Saturday night, reports surfaced about McCain losing a battle to brain cancer.
McCain’s office said in a statement “Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 p.m. on August 25, 2018.” He announced on July 19, 2017, that he had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain tumor. Earlier this week his family announced he was discontinuing treatment. (NBC News)
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 26, 2018
Senator McCain is widely known for his multiple campaigns for the United States presidency.
McCain campaigned for president in 2000 and 2008. In 2008, he won the Republican nomination with a surprising choice of running mate, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. McCain lost in the general election to Democrat Barack Obama. In 2000, McCain rode his Straight Talk Express bus as he campaigned, and George W. Bush ultimately won the nomination. After the second failed presidential bid, McCain continued as senator, assuming the role of an elder statesman. He visited troops overseas and dug into foreign policy. (ABC 15)
My family is deeply appreciative of all the love and generosity you have shown us during this past year. Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. We could not have made it this far without you – you've given us strength to carry on. pic.twitter.com/KuAQSASoa7
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 24, 2018
Last summer, McCain shocked the public after announcing his brain cancer battle.
In July 2017, McCain revealed that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, just days after he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot above his eye. McCain later revealed during a September 2017 interview with 60 Minutes that he asked doctors to be forthright about his health. “Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. You know it’s — it’s a very poor prognosis,” he said. “So I just said, ‘I understand. Now we’re going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can, and at the same time celebrate with gratitude a life well lived.’” (People)