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Nov 23, 2014 3:30 AM

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The District of Columbia's medical examiner says former mayor Marion Barry died of natural causes due to heart problems.

In a statement Sunday evening, the medical examiner's office says the cause of death was heart problems that occur due to high blood pressure.

The medical examiner found that a contributing factor was chronic kidney disease that complicated Barry's diabetes.

Barry had a kidney transplant several years ago.

Barry died Sunday at 78 at the United Medical Center after having been released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday. Barry's spokeswoman LaToya Foster says he collapsed outside his home.


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