One year after publicly announcing he had brain cancer, Veteran US senator and war hero John McCain has stopped receiving treatment for his illness. Here's what we know about the former fighter pilot. How old is John McCain? John McCain will turn 82 on August 29. Born in Panama, he is a Republican political veteran. In 2008 he was the party's nominee for president - but was defeated by Barack Obama. McCain represented Arizona in the US House of Representatives between 1983-87 before being elected to the US Senate. Although a self-described conservative “foot soldier in the Reagan revolution,” McCain clashed with his party’s right wing on a number of issues. But he was a favourite among reporters, who admired what they saw as his directness. In July, he excoriated Donald Trump for his cosy summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, blasting the encounter as "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory." "The damage inflicted by … [Read more...] about How old is John McCain, what has his family said about his brain cancer and when did he serve in Vietnam?
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With the death of Aretha Franklin and Kofi Annan this week, we take a look back at all the names and faces we have lost from the celebrity world in 2018. It is 2016 which will always be remembered as the year when we said goodbye to huge name after huge name, from David Bowie to Fidel Castro. While 2017 was kinder, we still were forced to bid adieu to popular faces such as Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin. However, 2018 looks to be following in the same footsteps as we've sadly said goodbye to some hugely popular and well-loved celebrities this year. With the Mirror, here’s a run-down of all the inspiring, well-known and stand-out individuals who have died in 2018 so far. AUGUST Kofi Annan Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. His foundation announced his death in a tweet, saying he died at the age of 80 after a short, … [Read more...] about All the celebrity deaths in 2018 from Barry Chuckle to Aretha Franklin
Anne Olivier Bell, a remarkable art historian and scholar, has died peacefully at her home in Firle at the age of 102. Olivier, as most people knew her, had two honorary doctorates to her name (Sussex and York), and was renowned locally and nationally as the editor of five volumes of The Diaries of Virginia Woolf, Woolf being the aunt of her husband Quentin Bell.She became uniquely expert in the history of the Bloomsbury Group, associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey.A woman of great warmth, unquenchable optimism and robust humour who combined brisk practicality with meticulous scholarly rigour, Olivier was sceptical of the cult which posthumously grew up around Bloomsbury, but was equally determined that its thoughts, writings and activities should be properly recorded and respected. In the post-war period she worked for the Monuments, Fine Arts … [Read more...] about Editor of Virginia Woolf’s diaries dies at age of 102
The actor, who revealed in February that their son had died, confirmed the news on Twitter. He wrote: "Just had 2 typically wonderful @NHSEnglandLDN midwives visit my pregnant wife & I for a home birth assessment. Love to all marching for the NHS today. See my sad love letter to the NHS below." Along with his tweet he shared a video he has made for Democratic Socialists for Medicare for All in which he urges Americans to get involved in the campaign for better healthcare. The 41-year-old confirmed the baby news in a longer version of the video posted on his official Facebook page. He said: "We had a couple of kids in the US and we had one child here in the UK and we're about to have another and now I know unfortunately that things can go very wrong and so I don't have the attitude like it won't happen to me because it did happen to us. "Our son Henry passed away in January of this year from cancer and he was a beautiful little boy from the moment he was born until the moment he … [Read more...] about Catastrophe star Rob Delaney reveals happy baby news months after tragic death of his son
Lifestyle / Entertainment by Press Association 30/06/2018, 2:16 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Catastrophe star Rob Delaney and his wife Leah are to become parents again. The actor, who revealed in February that their son had died, confirmed the news on Twitter. He wrote: “Just had 2 typically wonderful @NHSEnglandLDN midwives visit my pregnant wife & I for a home birth assessment. Love to all marching for the NHS today. See my sad love letter to the NHS below.” Along with his tweet he shared a video he has made for Democratic Socialists for Medicare for All in which he urges Americans to get involved in the campaign for better healthcare. The 41-year-old confirmed the baby news in a longer version of the video posted on his official Facebook page. He said: “We had a couple of kids in the US and we had one child here in the UK and we’re about to have another and now I know … [Read more...] about Catastrophe star Rob Delaney shares baby news on Twitter