Former Republican Virginia Sen. John W. Warner died at the age of 94 on Wednesday, according to a report from his longtime chief of staff.
The former Navy secretary passed away in his Alexandria home with his wife and daughter at his side, Susan Magill said.
Fox News reported Magill said, “He was frail but had a lot of spirit and was involved until his last days.”
The five-term senator served from 1978 to 2008 before his retirement. He previously served as secretary of the Navy and was an attorney.
Warner was also known for once being married to celebrity Elizabeth Taylor.
Sen. Tim Kaine paid tribute to Warner in a Senate floor speech this week.
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) May 26, 2021
President Joe Biden said Warner took “principled stances” guided by two things: “his conscience and our Constitution,” according to the Associated Press.
“He neither wavered in his convictions nor was concerned with the consequences,” Biden added, according to the AP.