Infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies after cancer fight

March 22, 2016 5:07 PM

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TORONTO — Knocking over a grandmother while rushing to the defense of his brother, who was insulting spectators in the City Council chamber. Threatening “murder” in a profane, incoherent rant captured on video. Swearing and slurring, calling the police chief a derogatory name and trying to imitate a Jamaican accent.

One after another, Rob Ford’s statements and actions became nightly fodder for TV comedians and an embarrassment to many of the suburbanites he championed as Toronto’s mayor.

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