Senator John McCain's family is mourning the loss of the Arizona Senator after his death on Saturday from brain cancer. He was 81-years-old.
Yahoo reports that the family released a statement early Friday morning that McCain had surpassed the expectations of survival for glioblastoma, which is a fast-growing form of brain cancer. He was diagnosed last summer and has received treatment until Friday. The family announced that the Senator would be discontinuing treatment just a day before his death.
"The progress of the disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict," the family said in their statement.
On Saturday morning, Cindy McCain tweeted on behalf of the entire family.
"The entire McCain family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from around the world. Thank you."
Meghan McCain, the Senator's daughter, wrote her own short and poignant tweet about her father's passing. "I love you forever -- my beloved father."
Senator John McCain leaves behind three daughters, 51-year-old Sidney, 33-year-old Meghan, and 27-year-old Bridget, and two sons, 32-year-old John Sidney IV, and 30-year-old James. At the time of his death, he was married to Cindy McCain, his wife of 38 years. He was married to his first wife, Carol, from 1965 to 1980.