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Tributes To John McCain Pour In Following His Death

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Mike Brest Reporter

As news of John McCain’s passing spread on Saturday evening, many past and present leaders shared tributes about the Arizona senator and expressed their condolences to his family.

The 81-year-old senator ultimately succumbed to a battle with a highly malignant form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. Fewer than 5 percent of patients live beyond five years of the diagnosis, with a median survival rate of only 18 months. The same form of cancer claimed the lives of former Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and Beau Biden, the late son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

McCain has spent the last 60 years in service to the country. He was a prisoner of war in Northern Vietnam for over five years, and he ran in two presidential campaigns. (RELATED: McCain Dies At Age 81)

President Obama, Michelle Obama and former VP Joe Biden, who ran against John McCain in 2008, tweeted out their condolences and sympathies to the McCain family.

First Lady Melania Trump shared as well. So did RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Senators Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders, among many others.

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