After Rob Ford’s death, Toronto notables try to find the right words

After Rob Ford’s death, Toronto notables try to find the right words

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More about Rob Ford

It’s hard to eulogize a guy like Rob Ford, who died today at age 46 after months of chemotherapy. He was a famous and (still, incredibly) widely beloved man with a wife and young children, but, at the same time, he was a notorious political figure responsible for four years of unprecedented ugliness at city hall. In the immediate aftermath of his passing, Toronto’s political and media notables have virtually no choice but to weigh in. Here, a roundup of tweets from people struggling to find the right words to say about a man whose life and actions so often left them speechless.

The mayor acknowledges that Ford was a “human guy”:

Queen’s Park offers its condolences:

JT and Stephen Harper agree on something:

Ford’s city council allies express sympathy:

Rob Ford’s former staffers take a moment to reflect:

The Toronto Sun mourns its all-time favourite cover model:

Ford’s celebrity friends weigh in:

And so do Ford’s enemies:

Rob Ford’s nephew tweets on behalf of the family:

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