Way to start a Sunday huh? Marion Christopher Barry Jr. the son of the late D.C. Mayor died Saturday (August 13) from a drug overdose. He was 36 years old.
The only son to the divisive flamboyant mayor attempted to follow in his father’s political footsteps when he ran for D.C. Ward council seat in 2015.
“While the elder Barry had many accomplishments during his tenure, he’ll always be remembered for a single night in downtown Washington hotel room in which he was caught on video lighting a crack pipe. Despite his drug bust and prison term Barry was able to re-enter politics and serve as mayor and later city council.”
Sadly Barry Jr’s death comes just two years after his fathers.