Politicians and loved ones react to John McCain's death after brain cancer battle

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Former presidential candidate and Navy pilot, John McCain passed away after battling brain cancer.

Sen. John McCain is being remembered for his service in war and in Congress by presidents and lawmakers. The longtime Arizona Republican died Saturday after a yearlong battle with brain cancer.

McCain underwent surgery in July 2017 to remove a blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with an aggressive tumor called a glioblastoma, the same type of tumor that killed Sen. Edward M. Kennedy at age 77 in 2009.

Many politicians and family members took to social media to honor the life and legacy of Senator McCain.

McCain is expected to be honored in Arizona and Washington before being buried, likely this coming week, at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland. Bush is among those expected to speak at McCain's funeral.

This report was created with the help of the Associated Press.
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