(Reuters) - Scandal-plagued former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprising return to office, died early on Sunday aged 78, hospital officials said. Barry, who was hospitalized briefly last week, died at the United Medical Center in Washington, spokeswoman Natalie Williams said. She did not disclose the cause of death. (Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Jon Boyle)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.