Rob Ford, troubled and tempestuous Toronto mayor, dies at 46

March 22, 2016 5:06 PM

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Rob Ford, troubled and tempestuous Toronto mayor, dies at 46

Rob Ford, the onetime populist mayor of Toronto whose tax-cutting agenda was overshadowed by a tempestuous personal life that made him an international butt of ridicule as he made intemperate comments on racial and sexual matters and who, most notoriously, was caught on tape smoking crack cocaine, died March 22 at a Toronto hospital. He was 46.

His family confirmed the death to news outlets. He had cancer, first diagnosed in 2014.

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