Love and heartfelt condolences from family, friends, fellow politicians and celebrities are pouring in for John McCain … who died Saturday afternoon at age 81 after a year-long battle with brain cancer.
John’s wife, Cindy, says … “My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the adventure of loving this incredible man for 38 years. He passed the way he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the the place he loved best.”
McCain’s daugther, Meghan, shared an emotional message captioned “I love you forever.”
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 26, 2018
Our statement on the passing of Senator John McCain: pic.twitter.com/3GBjNYxoj5
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 26, 2018
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
George W. Bush on John McCain: “Some lives are so vivid, it is difficult to imagine them ended. Some voices are so vibrant, it is hard to think of them stilled. John McCain was a man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order.” https://t.co/Spx9rmHGoy pic.twitter.com/7NPGdKYtAM
— ABC News (@ABC) August 26, 2018
John McCain was many things – a proud graduate of the Naval Academy, a Senate colleague, a political opponent.
But, to me, more than anything, John was a friend. He will be missed dearly. pic.twitter.com/AS8YsMLw3d
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 26, 2018
John McCain’s courageous and selfless lifetime of service is a profile in American exceptionalism. Prayers this evening for the Senator, Cindy and the entire McCain family.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 26, 2018
Senator John McCain passed today, all i can think about..he never stopped trying to do his best. What an honor it’s been to know him. My condolences to the family he loved and adored and to his daughter & my friend @MeghanMcCain…from all my family, much love
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) August 26, 2018
America lost a real hero today. Condolences to @cindymccain, the McCain family and the Arizonans who were so fortunate to have the opportunity to vote for a man of principle. John McCain’s sacrifice and the sacrifices made by all our POWs and MIAs must never be forgotten.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 26, 2018
John McCain you were a noble man. Rest In Peace.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 26, 2018
Statement from team president Michael Bidwill on the passing of Senator John McCain. pic.twitter.com/Zh72H58fNw
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) August 26, 2018
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 26, 2018
R.I.P. John McCain and thank you for your heroism.
— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) August 26, 2018
John McCain’s finest moment (for me) came in 2008, when a woman at a rally referred to Obama as an Arab. “No, ma’am,” McCain replied. “He’s a decent family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with.” That’s manning up.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 26, 2018
John McCain – often didn’t agree with him but can’t argue his dedication to serving as best he knew how. Two recent moments by which to remember him fondly: publicly shutting down his silly supporter’s racist claim about Obama and then putting the thumb to healthcare thieves. RIP
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) August 26, 2018
John McCain believed that every citizen has a responsibility to make something of the freedoms given by our Constitution, and from his heroic service in the Navy to his 35 years in Congress, he lived by his creed every day. https://t.co/946T7PnG53
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) August 26, 2018
I count it as a blessing to have had the honor to serve with John McCain in the Senate and on the Armed Services Committee. If there ever was a true American patriot, John was that patriot. I’ll miss his strength and his maverick spirit, but most of all I’ll miss his kindness. pic.twitter.com/UzYvlRN1No
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) August 26, 2018
That’s how long John McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
He survived, thank God. He went on to show all of us what it means to be a great and selfless American.
RIP to a great man, John McCain.
— Peter King (@peter_king) August 26, 2018
Karen and I send our deepest condolences to Cindy and the entire McCain family on the passing of Senator John McCain. We honor his lifetime of service to this nation in our military and in public life. His family and friends will be in our prayers. God bless John McCain.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 26, 2018
John McCain was an American hero, a man of decency and honor and a friend of mine. He will be missed not just in the U.S. Senate but by all Americans who respect integrity and independence. Jane and I send our deepest condolences to his family.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 26, 2018
Sending love to the McCain family. A hero has fallen.
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) August 26, 2018
May God Bless Senator John McCain……..
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) August 26, 2018
John McCain. HERO 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/czaapqThS2
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) August 26, 2018