- Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford died of cancer after a widely publicized struggle with drug and alcohol addiction
- Patrick Krill: Why do we empathize with the sufferer of one disease, cancer, while people mocked him for his addiction, which is another disease
Patrick R. Krill is a licensed attorney, board certified alcohol and drug counselor, author and advocate. He is the director of the Legal Professionals Program at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)"Rob Ford fought cancer with courage and determination. My condolences and best wishes to the Ford family today". --Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, via Twitter.