Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies

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The former Mayor of Washington D.C., Marion Barry, has died.

Barry was just released from the hospital last night. He was admitted on Thursday for observation.

He's had a number of health ailments over the years.

In 1990, Barry gained some unwanted notoriety for being caught on camera smoking crack. Even after that, he was re-elected mayor.

Barry was elected four times as Washington's mayor and served on the City Council at the time of his death.

He was 78-years-old.

The cause of his death is unknown.

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