Senator John McCain, the Vietnam war hero turned senator and two times presidential candidate, has died aged 81.
Mr McCain died on Saturday surrounded by his family, according to a short statement released by his office. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017 and had been undergoing medical treatment.
His family announced Mr McCain, who left Washington in December, had decided to stop treatment on Friday.
In his political career that spanned 40 years, first as a Navy Senate liaison, then as a member of the House and finally as the occupant of the Senate for the sixth term, the seat he took over from Barry Goldwater.
In 2000, McCain set his sights on the White House and ran for president twice, lost in the primaries to Bush and in the presidential to Obama. He was also the only republican to stand up to Trump and criticize him.
However, tributes are being sent across the globe to the family of the deceased Senator.