Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies at 46, family says

March 22, 2016 3:09 PM

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The family of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford says he has died at 46 after a battle with cancer, according to The Associated Press.

Ford was diagnosed with cancer in September 2014. The illness forced him to withdraw his bid for re-election as mayor and he ran instead for a city council seat, winning in a landslide despite his notoriety.

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