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Read John McCain's farewell statement

Representatives for the late Sen. John McCain released a farewell statement Monday, two days after the longtime lawmaker died at his home in Arizona.

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McCain endured five years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp, served for more than 30 years in the U.S. Senate and ran for president of the United States twice before his death Saturday.

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He died 13 months after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

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“I have often observed that I am the luckiest person on earth,” McCain wrote in the statement released Mondy. “I feel that way even now as I prepare for the end of my life. I have loved my life, all of it.”

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