How Did Rob Ford Die?
Rob Ford died at the age of 46 after a battle with cancer. In 2014, Mr. Ford, who had struggled with drug and alcohol addiction, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
He garnered international attention after admitting to taking crack cocaine in 2013, yet his supporters adored him.
Who was Rob Ford and his political scandals?
Mr. Ford was raised in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke and left school after just one year to work for his family’s company.
His wife Renata, together with his two children, Stephanie and Doug, are his surviving living family.
Mr. Ford was caught on camera and captured in photos inebriated in public places while serving as mayor of Toronto.
Indeed, Mr. Ford admitted to reporters, “I have smoked crack cocaine.” “However, do I? Am I an addict? No. I’ve never tried it. Most likely while I was in one of my drunken stupors, maybe about a year ago.”
His popularity remained high despite the crack-smoking incident, as evidenced by the long lines of admirers waiting to snap pictures with him.
His populist message resonated with conservative working-class folks. In the 2010 Toronto mayoral race, a large portion of his supporters was from the city’s outskirts.
He promised to “halt the gravy train” of government spending and end “the war on the vehicle” as two of his central campaign promises.
Mr. Ford supported former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in last year’s national election, which he lost to Liberal Justin Trudeau.
Rob Ford’s Tribute
On Tuesday, Mr. Harper tweeted: “Rob was a fighter throughout his life and a committed public servant. He will be remembered for his courage, love of Toronto, and devotion to his family.”
Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democratic Party, expressed his sympathies to Mr. Ford’s family as well, stating that “46 is much too young to lose a loved one.”
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