Reactions to Rob Ford’s Death

Political and celebrity figures alike

Tuesday morning, the news of Rob Ford’s death shook not only Toronto residents and supporters, but many of those around the globe who were familiar with the former Mayor / city councilor’s life of substance abuse and headline breaking antics.

Diagnosed in September 2014 with an extremely rare form of cancer, pleomorphic liposarcoma after discovering two tumors, Rob Ford had recently been re-admitted to chemo treatment. He was moved into palliative care few days before his death, signalling a grim sign that the treatment had not been working. Tributes from celebrities and personalities worldwide have been pouring in, remembering the 46 year-old husband and father, all politics and buffoonery aside.