Burma, John McCain’s Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dies

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Burma, the dog who was always by the side of the late Senator John McCain and stayed with the Senator at his home near Sedona during the last months of his life died on April 8, 2019, in what McCain’s wife Cindy referred to as a “tragic accident.”

Burma died eight months after McCain died at the age of 81 on August 25, 2018.

The late Senator’s wife wrote the announcement of the dog’s death on her Instagram page next to a picture of Burma. She said “To everybody who loved Burma. Today she died in a tragic accident in Hidden Valley. She is now in heaven frolicking with the one she most loved.”

Meghan McCain wrote on her Instagram a post which was shared by her mother. She said: “Just when I think my heart cannot be further broken. Burma was a birthday present for my father, and she remained devoted to him. Burma would always be next to him and follow him everywhere. She also slept with him every night. The love Burma gave us was the same as any family member.”

She added that she loved Burma and hoped the dog was in heaven jumping into streams and chasing fish and sticks with her father.

Written by Barbara Sobel


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