Rob Ford, Toronto Mayor Who Faced Drug Demons, Dies at 46

March 22, 2016 3:35 PM

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Rob Ford, who catapulted into the international spotlight after admitting he smoked crack cocaine while mayor of Toronto, has died. He was 46.

He died Tuesday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, according to family spokesman Dan Jacobs. He had been in palliative care for the past few days. In 2014, he was diagnosed with liposarcoma, a rare type of cancer, and received chemotherapy.

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