Media outlets around the world are reacting to the death of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who died this morning after battling cancer since 2014.

The news of his death is making world headlines — from the major news networks and gossip sites in the United States to media outlets in China.

Here's a look at what the international media are saying.

United States

In the Los Angeles Times' obituary, Ford was deemed "an unwitting superstar."

Several U.S. celebrity news and gossip sites wrote tributes as well.

The outlets helped propel Ford to international celebrity status when news of his drug and alcohol use in office first broke.

TMZ reacts

Celebrity news outlet TMZ weighed in too. (TMZ)

Even late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel offered condolences. In 2014, Ford made a memorable appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, when the comedian ridiculed him and ended the interview suggesting he get personal help.

Europe

Ford's death made headlines on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The news played just below coverage of the deadly attacks in Belgium.

Asia

The death even made its way into some Asian media outlets.