Reactions have been mixed after the news spread that Arizona Senator and war hero John McCain had died Saturday (August 25th).
While the White House and Donald Trump collectively have failed to acknowledge or pay respects to McCain until recently, even dodging questions regarding the situation during his latest press conference, at least one musician has expressed his love and respect for the former Presidential hopeful.
Stevie Wonder was on stage Saturday night, during his summer concert tour, Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love and Music, when the news broke that Sen. McCain had lost his battle with stage-four brain cancer and died at the age of 81. Minutes later, Wonder began covering Billy Joel‘s 1977 song “Just the Way You Are.”
“This song goes out to Sen. John McCain,” Wonder said. “I wanted to see him before he left this planet, but I didn’t see him. I didn’t get the chance. But he grew to know compassion was not about any political party. It was about loving people for just the way they are.” “God bless his soul,” Wonder continued, as the massive crowd stood in respect. “Let us send his family love. I send you all my love, all my prayers.”