Marion Barry, Former Washington DC Mayor, Dies at age 78

Man, whenever you talk about fallen heroes, make sure you remember Marion Barry as one of them. Last night, the former Washington D.C. mayor passed away at United Medical Center at 1:49 am, according to the Washington Post. Although his death had no specific cause. Barry suffered from numerous health issues over the years, including diabetes, kidney ailments, and even prostate cancer. Many have known Marion Barry for the video of the mayor smoking crack cocaine with an undercover FBI investigator. However, despite his arrest for the possession and use of an illegal substance, Barry still ran for DC Mayor and won, making his election campaign one of the most memorable political comebacks in history. Barry also opened doors for middle and upper-class African Americans within DC during his terms. Although Marion Barry is gone, he will always be DC’s most beloved political leaders. Gone but never forgotten.

 

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