It is with deep regret that the family of former Four-time D.C. Mayor, and Ward 8 City Councilman, Marion S. Barry, Jr., announces that he has passed.
Mr. Barry transitioned at approximately 12 midnight on November 23, 2014, at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
Mr. Barry released his autobiography “Mayor For Life, the Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.” in June 2014.
He will appear on OPRAH today at 9:00 p.m. EST to discuss his book, and 40 year political and civil rights career.
He leaves behind his wife, Mrs. Cora Masters Barry and his only child, son Marion Christopher Barry.
We ask that you please respect the family’s privacy at this time.
Further details will be forthcoming.
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Jr. died yesterday, he was 78 years-old. His death shocked many Washingtonians even though he has been out of the spotlight for quite some years now. Marion Barry Jr. served 3 terms as Mayor until he was arrested on drug charges which resulted in him serving 6 months in jail. Fortunately, one bad decision did not stop him from serving his people. He served as part of the D.C. council for a total of 15 years and is most noted for his summer youth job programs, feeding the elderly, and his home buying assistance program.
Mayor Barrys family issued a statement Sunday:
R.I.P. Mayor Mario Barry, you touched many lives!! May your legacy live on!
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