Arizona Senator and former GOP presidential candidate John McCain succumbed to cancer Saturday. And soon after, Condolences and tributes poured in from every corner of the entertainment world.
Stevie Wonder was onstage when he got the news. He was playing to a sold-out crowd at The Borgata in Atlantic City and dedicated Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are” to the late politician and said, “I wanted to see him before he left this planet, but I didn’t see him. I didn’t get the chance. But he grew to know compassion was not about any political party. It was about loving people for just the way they are.” He then solicited the crowd to send his family love.
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— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) August 26, 2018
America lost a real hero today. Condolences to @cindymccain, the McCain family and the Arizonans who were so fortunate to have the opportunity to vote for a man of principle. John McCain’s sacrifice and the sacrifices made by all our POWs and MIAs must never be forgotten.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 26, 2018
John McCain you were a noble man. Rest In Peace.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 26, 2018
R.I.P. John McCain and thank you for your heroism.— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) August 26, 2018
John McCain - often didn't agree with him but can't argue his dedication to serving as best he knew how. Two recent moments by which to remember him fondly: publicly shutting down his silly supporter's racist claim about Obama and then putting the thumb to healthcare thieves. RIP— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) August 26, 2018
Sending love to the McCain family. A hero has fallen.— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) August 26, 2018
John McCain. HERO 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/czaapqThS2— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) August 26, 2018