The video showing former Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack — which launched years of scandal — has been made public for the first time.
In the short clip, Ford is seen speaking in a slurred voice and inhaling from a glass pipe. It was purportedly recorded in February 2013.
Although the Star's story on the video set off a chain of scandal surrounding Ford, it has never been seen by the public until now.
Ford died in March, 18 months after being diagnosed liposarcoma cancer. He was 46 years old.
Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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