Rob Ford Dead: Cancer Claims Former Toronto Mayor At Age 46

23/03/2016 8:58 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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TORONTO, ON - JULY 8: Councillor Rob Ford, attending his first council meeting since cancer surgery in May, wasted no time throwing his support against expanded gambling at Woodbine Race Track proposing a motion that would see a Casino pay each ward $100,000 at City Hall in Toronto. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Infamous Toronto politician Rob Ford has died at the age of 46.

Ford served one term as Toronto's mayor from 2010 to 2014, and was representing Etobicoke North on city council at the time of his death. A site has been collecting thousands of messages of support since mid-march after Ford’s family released a statement thanking supporters during a “difficult time.”

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