New York rapper Fat Joe, Chris Rock, Xzibit, Marlon Wayans and more have come forward to remember the life of late Arizona Senator John McCain.

Over the past few hours, various entertainers have shared personal messages on McCain’s legacy.

. The original sample is a killer. . #RIPMcCain . #phenomenal

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#AmericanHero #RestInPower #VietnamVeteran #Navy RP @danawhite

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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)

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)

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)

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