John McCain is no more among us! The Senator and the former presidential candidate has died on Saturday, August 25, after battling brain cancer for a long time. He was 81.
The New York Times reports that according to a statement from John's office, he passed away at his home in Arizona at 4:28 p.m.
As we previously reported, in July 2017, the McCain family revealed that John, who served in the United States Navy until 1981, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.
In December 2017, John was hospitalized for cancer treatment. He was admitted the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on December 13 due to the side effects related to his cancer therapy.
But on Friday, August 24, the family announced in a statement that he would no longer receive medical treatment for his condition.
The statement read,
John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.
During a sit-down interview with CBS' 60 Minutes aired in September 2017, John spoke about his cancer.
He said at the time,
As you know, doctors are interesting. Some say 3 percent, some say 14 percent. You know it’s — it’s a very poor prognosis. 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.’
John is survived by his wife, Cindy McCain, whom he married in 1980, and his seven children, Douglas, Andrew, Sidney, Meghan, John, James and Bridget.
Rest In Peace John!