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Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dies at 46

Councillor Rob Ford, whose tumultuous four years as mayor of Toronto turned him into an international cultural phenomenon, died on Tuesday at Mount Sinai Hospital. He was 46.

Official word of his death came from a source close to the family. His passing marks the end of a rare political actor whose everyman persona, budget-slashing agenda and very public substance-abuse issues inspired both intense loyalty and deep loathing among the city's diverse electorate.

It also ends an 18-month struggle with cancer.

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