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Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died, according to his chief of staff, Dan Jacobs.

Ford, who had been battling an aggressive form of cancer, served for a decade as a city councilor before being elected mayor in 2010.

The 46-year-old Ford gained international notoriety after a video surfaced in May 2013 that apparently showed him using crack cocaine.

He was re-elected to the City Council in 2014 and was serving in that role at the time of his death.

His family had said Monday that he was "resting comfortably" in palliative care at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital, adding he was sometimes being sedated to help him deal with pain.


Bombastic and blunt


Ford was a bombastic and larger-than-life personality who spoke bluntly, traits that helped him craft an image as a champion of the working class.

When running for mayor, he campaigned as an anti-politician who would cut the size of government and stand up to what he called "big-city elites."

"Toronto's government has grown bloated and wasteful," he said in a campaign video. "It's time to stop the gravy train that provides luxuries and perks to politicians and rich contracts to their friends."

Ford's time as mayor, however, was plagued by scandal.

For more Info: http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/22/us/rob-ford-dies/index.html


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Seriously? I was never a fan of his politics but this seems like a rather grotesque statement to make, is it not?

Maybe but when you claim to represent good upright citizens and fall into crack addled nonsense no one will take you seriously and no one like a lying phony.

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