Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor famous for political scandals and drug abuse, is dead at 46. He was suffering from pleomorphic liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
In 2013, the Star revealed that Ford had attended a military ball intoxicated and then that a cellphone video apparently showed him smoking crack. That bombshell triggered months of controversy and worldwide headlines as Ford angrily denied, and then finally admitted, abusing drugs and alcohol. Council stripped him of most of his powers. …
In October 2014, following his re-election as councillor and in between chemotherapy treatments, Ford talked to reporters about his legacy.
"People know that I saved a lot of money, and people are going to know that I had a few personal struggles," he said. "So you can remember it for what you want, but they're definitely going to remember it."