Emmys: John McCain Honored During In Memoriam Segment

The former senator, who died in August, was the subject of an HBO documentary this year.

Former United States senator and presidential candidate John McCain was honored during the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards' In Memoriam segment during Monday night's show.

McCain had a handful of acting credits over the years, including playing himself on the NBC sitcom Parks & Recreation and a small role on Fox's 24. In addition to those stints in front of the camera, McCain was also the subject of this year's HBO documentary John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls.

McCain died in August at the age of 81 after a battle with brain cancer. He was a former Navy pilot and was held as a prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years, before going on to a career in politics. The Arizona Republican was elected to Congress in the early 1980s and elected to the Senate in 1986. McCain gained a reputation as a lawmaker who was willing to stick to his convictions rather than go along with party leaders.