John McCain

John McCain

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MOSCOW, August 26. /TASS/. US senator John McCain, who has earlier been diagnosed with brain tumor, passed away on Saturday at the age of 81.

The senator died at 16:28 local time (23:28 Moscow time) on August 25, 2018, his office announced.

On Friday, it was announced that McCain has chosen to discontinue medical treatment.

McCain’s diagnosis was made public on July 19, 2017. The tumor was discovered during a three-hour-long surgery on July 14, 2017, to remove a five-centimeter blood clout from above his left eye.

A doctor who performed the surgery told CNN that the senator had an aggressive glioblastoma and it was removed during the surgery.

US President Donald Trump expressed his condolences McCain’s family in a Twitter statement.

“My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!” he said.

McCain was one of the staunchest supporters of anti-Russian sanctions and was known for his harsh criticism of Moscow.

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