He was the mayor of Toronto but you probably wouldn’t have known that if it weren’t for the nightly news portraying the Toronto mayor as a loudmouth, weed and crack smoking conservative who always knew where the next party was. With the world’s attention focused on him and wondering what he will do next, Ford was diagnosed with a tumor in his stomach and in 2014, announced he would not seek re-election to the Mayor’s office in Toronto.
Today, a statement from Ford’s family told the news that Rob Ford had died.
“With heavy hearts and profound sadness, the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother, husband and father,” his family said in a statement. “A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto.”