Sen. John McCain (R-CA) passed away on Saturday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 81.

Meghan McCain released a tribute to her father and “hero of the republic,” Sen. John McCain, following the news.

“I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at beginning,” Ms. McCain wrote. “In the thirty-three years we shared together, he raised me, taught me, corrected me, comforted me, encouraged me, and supported me in all things. He loved me, and I loved him. He taught me how to live. His love and his care, ever-present, always unfailing, took me from a girl to a woman — and he showed me what it is to be a man.”

“The dream is ended: This is the morning,” quoting C.S. Lewis.