Rob Ford, the controversial former Mayor of Toronto who filled media headlines over his public battle with a crack addiction, has died at the age of 46.
It has been confirmed that the 46-year-old politician lost his battle with a rare form of cancer on Tuesday.
Rob Ford, the Toronto city councillor who became the world’s most famous mayor during a wild, scandal-filled term, is dead at age 46.
The married father of two young children died after 18 months of treatment for a rare and aggressive cancer first diagnosed in the midst of his 2014 bid to be re-elected mayor. Ford would have turned 47 on May 28.
A brief statement from the Ford family announcing the death Tuesday described the former mayor as a “dedicated man of the people” who “spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto.”
“The family will not be making any statements to the media or taking any questions,” the statement said.