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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, right, heads for the stairway with Earl Provost, his chief of staff, middle, as he leaves City Hall on Nov. 7, 2013.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, right, heads for the stairway with Earl Provost, his chief of staff, middle, as he leaves City Hall on Nov. 7, 2013.
(FRED LUM/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Rob Ford’s freefall takes a turn for the tragic

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The Rob Ford saga is sliding from comedy to tragedy.

The Toronto mayor looked tired, lonely and beat up as he faced the media after the release of a disturbing video showing him in the midst of a vulgar, incoherent rant. He shook his head as if in disbelief as he stumbled through yet another admission, yet another apology.