Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres and More in Hollywood Remember John McCain

Hollywood joined Washington in mourning the death of John McCain on Saturday afternoon, following reports that the 81-year-old Republican senator had died at his Arizona ranch.

McCain passed away just one day after his family issued a statement declaring that he had stopped treatments for brain cancer. The senator had stepped away from Washington in December in order to seek treatment.

“John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict,” the statement read.

Whoopi Goldberg, who hosts The View with McCain’s daughter Meghan, tweeted, “Senator John McCain passed today, all i can think about..he never stopped trying to do his best. What an honor it’s been to know him. My condolences to the family he loved and adored and to his daughter & my friend @MeghanMcCain…from all my family, much love.”

The View show page also issued a tribute, stating, “Tonight we lost an American hero. We send our deepest sympathies to Meghan, Cindy, and the entire McCain family.@TheView family honors the life and legacy of Sen. John McCain — the beloved father and husband who devoted his life to serving our country.”

Ellen DeGeneres, who has hosted McCain on Ellen, tweeted, “I was honored to have met John McCain. He always stood up for what he believed was right. Sending love to his family on this very sad day for our country.”

(Excerpt) Read more in: The Hollywood Reporter

Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres and More in Hollywood Remember John McCain