US senator John McCain dead at 81

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(Washington) – US senator John McCain, a celebrated war hero known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided America, died after losing a battle to brain cancer, his office said. He was 81.

“Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family,” his office said in a statement.

“At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 60 years.”