'(Rob Ford) was above all else a profoundly human guy, and he will be missed,' said Mayor John Tory before signing the book of condolence at City Hall. The former mayor and Ward 2 councillor died earlier today after battling cancer.

Mayor John Tory remembers predecessor Rob Ford

Former mayor died today after battle with cancer

Rob Ford was “very true to himself and his principles”, Mayor John Tory said.

Tory spoke with media following the news that the former mayor and Ward 2 councillor had died at the age of 46 after fighting a rare cancer.

“(Rob Ford) was above all else a profoundly human guy, and he will be missed,” Tory said.

Ford was diagnosed with liposarcoma in 2013.

“To achieve what he did in 46 far-too-short years I think is something that is a powerful story to be told in the years to come,” Tory said.

A book has been set up at City Hall for Torontonians to express their condolences to the Ford family and commemorate his life.