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

Man, whenever you talk about fallen heroes, make sure you remember Marion Berry 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. Berry suffered from numerous health issues over the years, including diabetes, kidney ailments, and even prostate cancer. Many have known Marion Berry 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, Berry still ran for DC Mayor and won, making his election campaign one of the political comebacks in history. Berry also opened doors for middle and upper-class African Americans within in DC during his terms. Although Berry is gone, he will always be DC’s most beloved political leaders. Gone but never forgotten.

 

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