Rob Ford dies of cancer

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, 46, dies in hospital.

  • Mar. 22, 2016 6:00 p.m.

TORONTO — After an 18-month battle with a rare, aggressive form of cancer, controversial former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has died.

The 46-year-old politician succumbed to complications from a fast-growing cancerous abdominal tumour known as pleomorphic liposarcoma, which was diagnosed in September 2014.

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