Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Former Toronto mayor, Rob Ford is dead at 46

Rob Ford, the infamous former Toronto mayor has died at 46 after battling cancer since 2014. Ford rose to international popularity with his brash, uncompromising political style and his drug and alcohol use while in office.

Dan Jacobs, his chief of staff  confirmed his death with the following statement:

"With heavy hearts and profound sadness, the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother, husband, and father, Councillor Rob Ford earlier today at the age of 46.

A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto.

The family asks that you respect their privacy and join them in their grieving and their prayers.

The family will not be making any statements to the media or taking any questions. Information will follow at a later time regarding memorial services.

Over his decade and a half in municipal politics, Ford won a devoted following for being a straight talker who championed the average taxpayer."

May he RIP.

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