Very sad news for Washingtonian’s. Former DC Mayor, Marion Barry Jr., has passed. He past Saturday night, around midnight Saturday at United Medical Center in Washington. He was 78.
According to the Washington Post, hospital spokeswoman Natalie Williams said Barry arrived at the hospital around 12:30 a.m. and died at 1:46 a.m. He had been released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday following a brief stay. His death was announced by his family in a statement released through a spokeswoman for Mr. Barry. No cause was given, but he had suffered from many health problems over the years, including diabetes, prostate cancer and kidney ailments.