John McCain’s Beloved Dog Dies In “Tragic Accident” At Family Ranch

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This just tears you up inside.

American hero John McCain had his dog, Burma, by his side around the clock during his final months. The family just shared that Burma died in a “tragic accident” at their Hidden Valley Ranch in Arizona.

McCain died about eight months ago at the age of 81.

Burma, a Chesapeake Bay retriever, was John’s birthday present years ago. The family shared the following on Instagram:

Meghan McCain

“Every time I think my heart can’t be broken any further…our dog Burma was my fathers birthday present years ago and was absolutely and truly devoted to him. She would never leave his side, followed him around every single step when he would walk around our ranch, slept by his side every night and we always said Chesapeake bay retrievers were the most affectionate breed of dogs. The love this dog gave him was equal to a family member. I love you Burma and hope you’re in heaven jumping into creeks, chasing sticks and fish with Dad. ????”

Cindy McCain

“To all who loved our dear Burma. She died today in a tragic accident at our beloved Hidden Valley. She now frolicking with the one she loved most in heaven now @senjohnmccain”

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