US Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and wife Cindy McCain Greet supporters in Phoenix, Aug. 23, 2010.
U.S. Senator John McCain’s wife Cindy, daughter Meghan and son, Jack, each written as a tribute to the late senator on Saturday, soon after his death from brain cancer at the age of 81.
“My heart is broken,” Cindy McCain tweeted.
“I’m so happy to have lived to love the adventure of this incredible man who wrote for 38 years,” she said. “He died as he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved in the place he loved best.”
My heart is broken. I’m so happy to have lived to love the adventure of this incredible man who for 38 years. He died as he lived, on his own terms, surrounded by the people he loved, in the place he loved best.
— Cindy McCain (@Cindy McCain) August 26, 2018
Daughter Meghan McCain, author and TV commentator, tweeted that she was with her father “on his end, as he was with me at the beginning.”
“Everything I am is thanks to him. Now that he is gone, the task of my life is life, his example, his expectations, and his love,” she wrote.
I love you for always, my beloved father @SenJohnMcCain pic.twitter.com/Y50tVQvlVe
— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain) August 26, 2018
McCain had surgery in July of 2017, to remove a blood clot in his brain, after you diagnosed with an aggressive tumor called a glioblastoma.
He had his first round of radiation and chemotherapy, in August of 2017, which the public learned of the family, providing updates on his health via Twitter.
My father completed first round of radiation/chemo. His resilience and strength is incredible. The fight goes on, here’s to small wins. #fuck cancer
— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain) August 18, 2017
“His resilience and strength is incredible,” Meghan tweeted then.
The 35-year-old legislator was also a long-term survivor of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. But the doctors classified his brain cancer as a “primary tumor”, which means it’s not gnomes in connection with his former Mali.
Cindy McCain has a family statement Friday, said the senator decided to stop treatment.
I love my husband with all my heart. God bless all of myself to my husband on this trip. pic.twitter.com/v27sEbboii
— Cindy McCain (@Cindy McCain) August 24, 2018
“John has exceeded expectations, who wrote for his survival,” Cindy. “Our family is very grateful for the support and kindness of all of his caregivers over the last year and for the wave of sympathy and affection.”
Then on Saturday, just hours before the death of her husband, she thanked the public for its outpouring of support, after the family revealed that the senator would no longer continue in the medical treatment.
The entire McCain family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all over the world. Thank you.
— Cindy McCain (@Cindy McCain) August 25, 2018
“The whole McCain family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from all over the world. Thank you,” she wrote.
Sen. McCain married the former Cindy Hensley, the daughter of a wealthy beer distributor in Arizona, in 1981.
In 2009, Cindy McCain, their own health, the fight is revealed: she suffers from debilitating migraine headaches. She suffered a stroke in 2004.
The couple had four children: the oldest daughter Meghan, sons John Sidney “Jack”, James “Jimmy” and the youngest daughter, Bridget McCain, was adopted from Bangladesh.
Jack and Jimmy went to the military, according to a long family tradition that began with the senator’s grandfather John S. McCain, Sr., and continued with his father, John S. McCain Jr (Both were honored with the naming of the Navy ship USS John S. McCain.)
It is not the man, that was great, but instead, it was his desire to serve a cause greater than himself, defined his life. For me he was a giant, but for him, he was an imperfect servant of the nation, which he loved very much. Fair winds, a following sea and clear sky.
Jack McCain (@McCain Jack) August 26, 2018
“It is not the man, that was great, but instead, it was his desire to serve a cause greater than himself, defined his life,” Jack tweeted Saturday. “For me, he was a giant, but for him, he was an imperfect servant of the nation, which he loved deeply.”
Meghan had been vocal about her father, the health of in the course of his treatment, to travel to Arizona, you regularly of your ailing father’s side.
Back home in Arizona to be with my family – back on @TheView on Tuesday. Thank you all again for your prayers, patience, understanding and compassion during this time. It means the world to me and my whole family. ???
— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain) 4. May 2018
“Go home to Arizona to be with my family – back on @TheView on Tuesday,” Meghan tweeted in may. “I thank you all again for your prayers, patience, understanding and compassion during this time. It means the world to me and my whole family.”
The Vietnam war hero, known as a “Maverick”, had hoped to return to the Senate. But the cancer-treatment and surgery for an intestinal infection, made in April, finally the impossible.
McCain had three children with his first wife, Carol Shepp. He took Carol’s two sons from a previous marriage, Douglas and Andrew McCain. Together they had a daughter Sidney McCain.
McCain leaves also five grandchildren.
“My father is gone, and I miss him as just a lovable daughter,” Megahn wrote. “But in this loss, and in this suffering, I take comfort in this: John McCain, the hero of the Republic and his little girl, wakes up today to something more glorious than anything on this earth.”
Amy Lieu is a news editor and a reporter for Fox News.