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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto who gained global notoriety for admitting smoking crack cocaine while in office, dies at the age of 46 after treatment for an aggressive form of cancer, his office said in a statement.

    The Toronto city councillor, 46, had been undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of cancer that had recurred despite surgery and several rounds of chemotherapy.

    During his tumultuous 2010 to 2014 tenure as mayor of Canada's most populous city, Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine, buying illegal drugs and driving after drinking alcohol. He was diagnosed in September 2014 with pleomorphic liposarcoma, a rare and hard-to-treat cancer found in soft, fatty tissue of the body, after he was admitted to a hospital with abdominal pain.

    The man who replaced Ford as mayor, John Tory, offered his condolences, calling Ford "a man who spoke his
    mind and who ran for office because of the deeply felt convictions that he had."






    Radio Australia/March 23, 2016
    http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/in...er-toronto-mayor-dies-of-cancer-at-46/1561734
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    Beenthere2Hippie
    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

Comments

  1. ptrsnake13
    mMAY GOD BLESS HIM. ALL OF US ARE VERY FAR FROM PERFECT
  2. Cousin Merle
    He was a fat, crack-smoking corrupt dirt-bag politician. No tears are being shed here....
  3. Potter
    ptrsnake13: keep those platitudes to people who deserve it. the man was a fucking monster, an embarrassment to a city and country, and put a LOT of people in harm's way with utterly unethical and hypocritical policies.

    He's going to be smokin' crack with the angels now. Least he better, because if he ends up in hell, I'll kick his ass when I get there to claim my throne.


    Long live St. Ford! The Monster is Dead, Long Live the Monster!



    Canada is luckily they banned me already, I'd be booking a roadtrip right now to go shit on his grave.
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