Late Senator John McCain’s casket arrived at the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday, and his daughter, Meghan, was spotted looking inconsolable at the ceremony. As Radar readers know, John Sidney McCain III passed away on August 25, 2018 after a brave battle with brain cancer. The late politician’s office told RadarOnline.com in a statement that McCain was surrounded by his wife, Cindy, and other extended family members at the time of his passing. Click through the gallery to see his family’s tearful goodbyes to the politician in the very place he spent a majority of his career.
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The U.S. senator’s casket was adorned with an American flag as it was brought into the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday.
McCain’s daughter, Meghan, 33, sobbed as she stood over his casket to pay respects.
One day before his death, John McCain’s family confirmed he decided to discontinue medical treatment for the disease. Shown here, his loving wife, Cindy, bowed her head before her husband’s coffin.
Cindy, 64, was dressed in an all black and a white pearl necklace. She placed her hands on the casket as she broke down in tears.
Cindy and John’s sons, James, 30, and Jack, 32, locked arms with their mom as they entered the capitol building.
The war hero will lie in the capitol before being transported to Washington D.C. where he will be buried.
His funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 1. His body will be buried at the Arlington National Cemetery.
A memorial service was held for the late politician shortly after his body arrived. He served as a United States Senator in Arizona from 1987 until his death.
Late last year, John’s staff members said in a statement that the senator was “grateful” after his devastating prognosis. Here, Cindy wipes away tears during the somber service.
The family remained strong as they stood amongst others in the capitol to bid John farewell.
Outside of the capitol, Meghan appeared in a black ensemble with oversized black sunglasses. In 2017, the Arizona politician had the honor of walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.
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