Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford was saluted by members of the Canadian athletic community after his death on Tuesday morning.
A lover of sports and a die-hard Argonauts fan, Ford was regularly spotted cheering on Toronto franchises from the stands.
Saddened to hear of the loss of former mayor Rob Ford.— @TorontoArgos
Our deepest condolences go out to his friends and family. https://t.co/2wM9BiYPWm
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rob Ford and our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. https://t.co/eTJsEnoWuj— @BlueJays
Canadian athletes offered their condolences, including soccer sensation Kadeisha Buchanan, Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey and Olympic sprint champion Donovan Bailey, all of whom are from the Toronto area.
Prayers for Brussels and Rob Ford 🙏🏾— @keishaballa
RIP to one of the most interesting men in the world... Rob Ford— @DaltonPompey
Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies after fighting cancer https://t.co/UxEOtM67Ej R.I.P— @donovanbailey
Argos cornerback Matt Black highlighted Ford's polarizing antics while also paying his respects.