The son of the late D.C. mayor, Marion Barry, has died. He was 36.
Marion Christopher Barry passed away after an apparent drug overdose, according to his family. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead early Saturday morning.
No official cause of death has been announced but family members told NBC News 4 he took a fatal overdose.
Cora Masters Barry, wife of the former mayor, issued a statement on Sunday. ‘Christopher’s sudden death has been devastating news to me. My heart is broken. I am in shock. The news of his death is beyond comprehension. ‘I would like to thank everyone for their concern and support. I would also like to send my condolences to Mrs. Polly Lee Harris, Christopher’s grandmother, for the loss of her only grandchild.’ h/t dailymail
Barry had struggled with drug use and ran unsuccessfully for the Ward 8 Council seat in 2015 after his father, former Mayor Marion Barry, died.