Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford died from cancer on Tuesday. He was 46 years old.
Those who knew Ford from outside of politics shared their grief.
To some, Ford was foremost the football coach of the Don Bosco Catholic school.
Current and former prime ministers extended their condolences to Ford's family.
As did Ford's successor as mayor of Toronto.
Ford's death made some people reflect on their own families' struggles with cancer.
Many who had met Ford, both famous and regular people, described him as genuine and caring.
Others were a bit more conflicted about his legacy.
And of course, some of Ford's most colourful episodes as mayor were shared again.
R.I.P. Rob Ford.
Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.
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