Meghan McCain after her father's death: 'We know that his flame lives on, in each of us'

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain honored her father, Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainClimate change is a GOP issue, too It's Joe Biden's 2020 presidential nomination to lose Meghan McCain on Pelosi-Trump feud: 'Put this crap aside' and 'work together for America' MORE (R-Ariz.) after he died Saturday afternoon at the age of 81.

“I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning,” Meghan McCain said in a Twitter statement. “In the thirty-three years we shared together, he raised me, taught me, corrected me, comforted me, encouraged me, and supported me in all things.”

She praised her father’s “love, his care, ever present, always unfailing” and said he showed her “what it is to be a man.”

The giant of the Senate and Vietnam War veteran died one day after the McCain family announced that he would be discontinuing medical treatment for brain cancer.


He was diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma in July 2017 and because the “progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age” had rendered “their verdict.”

Meghan McCain said her father’s passing comes with “sorrow and grief” for her mother, Cindy, and brothers and sisters.

“He has a great fire who burned bright, and we lived in his light and earth for so long,” Meghan McCain wrote. “We know that his flame lives on, in each of us. The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad — but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us.”