Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dies From Cancer
The world's most entertaining, if scandal-plagued mayor, Toronto's Rob Ford, succumbed to cancer. Ford's diagnosis with a rare form of cancer caused him to abandon his controversial bid to seek re-election in 2014 after efforts to force him to resign from office were unsuccessful. Many funny things have been said of Ford. My personal favorite was the comparison made between Ford and former actor/comedian Chris Farley. Some conspiracy theorists actually claimed Farley faked his death in 1997 and re-emerged as Rob Ford, who won his first bid for elective office as a Toronto council member that same year.