11-23-2014, 10:50 AM #1
Former D.C. Mayor, Marion Barry, dead at 78
Marion Barry, District Councilman and Former Mayor, Dies at 78
By Tom Sherwood
Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 • Updated at 9:31 AM EST
Marion Barry, an icon of D.C. politics good and bad for more than 40 years, has died at age 78.
"It is with deep regret that the family of former four-time D.C. Mayor, and Ward 8 City Councilman, Marion S. Barry, Jr., announces that he has passed," read a statement early Sunday from Barry's family.
Barry had been hospitalized at Howard University Hospital Thursday after complaining of a urinary tract infection. He was released Saturday, and family members said he seemed to feel well. "In his own words, he was 'fantabulous' -- his words, not mine," said Barry spokeswoman LaToya Foster at an early-morning press conference at United Medical Center...
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