American Sen. John McCain has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer, his family said, according to a report by Associated Press.
In a statement, McCain’s family said McCain has surpassed expectations for his survival, but “the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.”
The family added: “With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”
The 81-year-old McCain is in his sixth term representing Arizona. He has been away from the Capitol since December.
Even though a Republican, he has been one of the trenchant critics of President Trump.
Family members say they are immensely grateful for the support and kindness shown by McCain’s caregivers and for the outpouring of concern and affection by thousands of people.