Just two years after a deadly tumor was found in his abdomen, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has passed away at the young age of 46. So sad.
On Tuesday, March 22, Rob Ford died surrounded by family at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Sadly, he would have turned 47 years old on May 28 had he survived the rare cancer he suffered with for the last two years of his life.
Rob Ford has passed away, reports TMZ. The former Mayor of Toronto was best known for his controversial antics, including a video that surfaced allegedly showing him smoking crack while he was in-office. Although he was mayor from 2010 to 2014, he was later stripped of his title and remained a councillor for the city.
In 2014, a tumor was discovered inside Rob’s abdomen which led to his diagnosis of a very rare cancer: pleomorphic liposarcoma. The disease is known as being aggressive and fast-growing. He underwent multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and even a clinical trial to try and defeat the illness, but ultimately it took his life on March 22, 2016.
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Rob is survived by his wife, Renata, whom he married in 2000. They also have two children together, a daughter named Stephanie and a son, Doug. The former mayor was surrounded by his loved ones when he passed in the hospital.
Unfortunately, Rob will likely be remembered for the multiple negative headlines he received while he was in-office as the Mayor of Toronto. As previously mentioned he was accused of smoking crack on video, but was also accused of bringing prostitutes to his office, and even entered rehab for what he claimed as a problem with alcohol.
Our thoughts are with Rob’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.