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Sunday, November 23, 2014

BREAKING: D.C. Council Member and 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry dead at 78

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.

Barry's family said in statement that he died shortly after midnight Sunday at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard University Hospital the previous day. He had battled kidney problems stemming from diabetes and high blood pressure and underwent a kidney transplant in February 2009.

The statement said Barry's family requested that their privacy be respected, and further details would be forthcoming.



Anonymous said...

Some will be remembered for the good things , some will be remembered for the bad things , so sad.
Sorry for his passing , maybe his people will soon wake up to reality. Another Pide Piper!

Anonymous said...

The mayor of our Nations Capital , wish I could say I'm sorry , just can't force myself to say it.

Anonymous said...

A huge crack supply just became available in DC!

Anonymous said...

The world is a better place without him.