Former Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford passed away this morning at the age of 46. After battling cancer since 2014, Councillor Ford died at the hospital this morning .
A statement sent to ethiofidel.com from his office says
” With heavy hearts and profound sadness, the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother, husband, and father, Councillor Rob Ford earlier today at the age of 46.”
The statement hailed the late Rob Ford as ” A dedicated man of the people,who spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto. “
The family asks that people respect their privacy and join them in their grieving and their prayers.
The statement made it clear that the family will not be speaking to any media.
Councilor Rob, a former Mayor of Toronto, turned in to an international celebrity after his controversial mayoral term . He was a sitting Councillor for Ward 2 in Toronto.
His father Dough ford Sr. started the Deco Labels and Tags, a multi million dollar Company where the late Ford and his brothers work .
Thousands went on social media expressing their condolences to the Ford Family including the Prime Minister of Canada , Justin Trudeau who tweets” Rob Ford fought cancer with courage and determination. My condolences and best wishes to the Ford family today.”
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