Toronto City Councillor and former Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford has died at the age of 46, The Associated Press reports. Earlier reports said Ford had been battling a rare cancer, liposarcoma, in palliative care. His 2014 diagnosis with the disease prompted him to end his mayoral re-election bid.
Ford was infamous for holding "wild parties" while in office, and he was a heavy drinker who was frequently filmed while publicly intoxicated. Ford later admitted to having smoked crack cocaine and driving while drunk during his term. He apologized to the public for "making mistakes."
In October, Ford acknowledged that his cancer had spread and was threatening his life. "I'm optimistic, and I'm a realist too. If that has spread once, where else has it gone? If I pass before my time, I just ask people to please try to help out Dougie and Stephanie and Renata in any way you can," he said, mentioning his wife and two children.
A new story from BuzzFeed News looks at those times.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) March 23, 2018
President Trump's newest hire is already wrapped up in the administration's scandal of the moment.
South Korea wants its government workers to stop working so hard.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 23, 2018