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 John McCain, maverick US senator and former Vietnam War POW, dead at 81 after struggle with brain cancer

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PostSubject: John McCain, maverick US senator and former Vietnam War POW, dead at 81 after struggle with brain cancer   John McCain, maverick US senator and former Vietnam War POW, dead at 81 after struggle with brain cancer EmptySun 26 Aug 2018, 2:37 pm

US senator John McCain, the maverick Republican who survived a Vietnam War prison camp and ran unsuccessfully for president, has died at the age of 81 after struggling with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

The six-term Republican senator had been suffering from a number of health problems in recent years.

He had also been undergoing treatment for glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, since December 2017. He had previously survived the removal of non-invasive melanomas at least three times.

A statement from Senator McCain's office said his wife Cindy and other family members were with him when he died.

"At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 60 years," the statement read.

US President Donald Trump, who carried out a bitter public feud with Senator McCain during his illness, expressed his sympathy in a tweet following the news of his death.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-26/john-mccain-dead-at-81/10166082
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