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US senator John McCain passes away at 81

US Senator John McCain, a celebrated war hero known for reaching across the aisle in an increasingly divided America, died on Sunday after losing a battle to brain cancer, his office said.

He was 81.

“Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28 pm 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.”