It’s been confirmed that son of the late former DC mayor, Marion Barry, has died at age 36 from a drug-related cause. Raymone Bain, a spokeswoman for the former mayor’s widow, Cora Masters Barry, said Barry died early Sunday. Bain couldn’t comment on the cause of his death, although reports claim his death was from an apparent drug overdose.
The elder Barry served four terms as mayor of the nation’s capital before representing the poorest section of the city on the D.C. Council during the last 10 years of his life. He died in November 2014.
Marion C. Barry unsuccessfully ran for his late father’s seat on the D.C. Council in a special election in 2015. He also ran a small construction business.
Cora Masters Barry says in a statement that the news of Barry’s sudden death is “beyond comprehension.”
Prayers to the Barry family