Arizona Senator John McCain has passed away. He was 81.

McCain announced via a family statement on Aug. 24 that he would no longer seek treatment for his brain cancer. He had been diagnosed in 2017.

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His daughter, Meghan McCain, released this statement on Twitter:

McCain, a graduate of the US Naval Academy and a five-year Vietnam POW, was the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

He was elected to the Senate in 1986 and served alongside six U.S. presidents. He was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008.