Death of Marion Barry

March 6, 1936 - November 23, 2014
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 78

Former DC Mayor dies at 78
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BEN NUCKOLS, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.

Barry D.C. council spokeswoman LaToya Foster says he died shortly after midnight Sunday at a hospital in Washington.

Despite his problems, Barry maintained a solid following, particularly in lower-income, primarily black sections of the...

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