Republican US Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for more than a year, will no longer be treated for his condition, entering the final days of his life.
“With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment” for his glioblastoma, McCain’s family said in a statement on Friday.
“John has surpassed expectations for his survival,” the family said, adding that the disease’s progression and McCain’s age, 81, have led him to stop the treatment.
People close to him say his death is imminent. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2017 and has been absent from Washington since December.
McCain has represented the state of Arizona in both chambers of Congress for 35 years. He also ran unsuccessfully for the White House twice in 2000 and 2008.
He has been a rare and outspoken Republican critic of President Donald Trump, which has led to a running…