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Reaction to Rob Ford's death spans across the city and globe

Last Updated Mar 23, 2016 at 1:52 pm EDT

Rob Ford chalk memorial outside City Hall, Mar. 22, 2016 KEVIN MISENER/680 NEWS

Former mayor and city councillor Rob Ford passed away from cancer today at the age of 46.

We are continuing to compile reaction from across the city and the globe. Check this page often for more.

The family released a statement this morning confirming the death.

Rob Ford's death was confirmed via a statement from his family.

Mayor John Tory released his statement via Twitter and also said funeral arrangements would be released later and that the flags at City Hall and Toronto civic centres will be flown at half-mast.

A book of condolences is at City Hall available for the public to sign and messages are gathering outside City Hall in chalk near the Toronto sign.

Michael Ford is the former mayor’s nephew and was one of the first to tweet about his death:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his best wishes to the Ford family, mentioning the former mayor’s courage.

Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders tweeted.

Premier Kathleen Wynne tweeted her condolences.

Ontario New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath and Federal Leader Thomas Mulcair also tweeted their messages.

Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown also published his thoughts in a four-part tweet.

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper published a two-part tweet.

City councillors were also quick to tweet and talk.

And a long time Ford supporter erected this sign at his car dealership along Highway 400.

Rob Ford sign posted along Highway 400. March 22, 2016. CITYNEWS
Rob Ford sign posted along Highway 400. March 22, 2016. CITYNEWS

News organizations around the world also tweeted about Ford’s passing.

See more reaction from others:

Torontonians wrote their well-wishes in chalk outside the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square outside City Hall.

Rob Ford chalk memorial near Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square

Rob Ford chalk memorial near Toronto sign outside City Hall

Rob Ford chalk memorial near Toronto sign outside City Hall

Rob Ford chalk memorial near Toronto sign outside City Hall

Rob Ford chalk memorial near Toronto sign outside City Hall

Rob Ford chalk memorial near Toronto sign outside City Hall

Rob Ford chalk memorial near Toronto sign outside City Hall

Rob Ford chalk memorial near Toronto sign outside City Hall

Rob Ford chalk memorial near Toronto sign outside City Hall