Meghan McCain says she was with her beloved father until his very last moments, and is paying homage to the person who taught her "what it is to be a man."
Senator John McCain passed away Saturday afternoon at 4:28 PM after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer. A statement from McCain's office read, "With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years."
33-year-old Meghan hailed her father as a "great fire who burned bright," and said the sorrow and grief her family is experiencing is made easier knowing that "his flame lives on, in each of us."
McCain's death at the age of 81-years-old comes one day after his family announced that he would be ceasing treatment for his cancer.