Marion “Christopher” Barry Jr., son of the late D.C. mayor with the same name, has died from a drug overdose, his stepmother Cora Masters Barry, confirmed to NBC 4 Washington News. Barry was only 36-years-old and the only son of Marion Barry Sr. and Effie Barry.
According to WUSA News, Barry was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.
Barry Jr. dabbled in politics, running for the Ward 8 Council seat in 2015 after his father, Marion Barry, died in 2014. But he lost that race coming in 6th.
As we know, Marion Barry Sr. served as the mayor of Washington, D.C. from 1979 to 1991 and 1995 to 1999 and a council member for three terms. Yet it was Barry Sr.’s struggles with drugs that made him a controversial figure when he was caught on tape and arrested by the FBI on crack cocaine charges in 1990, NBC noted.
Barry Jr. also had his share of problems with the law, starting in 2005 with a misdemeanor assault charge for resisting arrest, NBC noted. He also faced drug-related charges in 2011, 2013 and 2014. And in 2015, Barry made news again after having an outburst at a local bank, where he tried to withdraw $20,000, but his account was overdrawn. He was sentenced to 12 months probation.
We send the Barry family our deepest condolences.
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1. In 2015, Miley Cyrus revealed that she identifies as sexually fluid, telling Paper magazine, “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.”
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2. Ricky Martin shocked the world when he came out as gay in 2010. The father of two once revealed, “I know that I like both men and women, I’m against sexual labels.”
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3. After photos surfaced of her making out with Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne came clean about her bisexuality, saying, “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.”
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4. Frank Ocean captivated the world with his songs about love and women. When he opened up about his experience falling in love with a guy, he garnered the attention of many more.
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5. Lady Gaga has been open about her sexuality since the beginning of her career. After naysayers claimed it was all for marketing, she said, “This is who I am and who I have always been.”
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6. After coming under fire for using the F bomb multiple times on social media, Azealia Banks defended herself, saying “I can’t be homophobic. I’m bisexual.”
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7. Amber Rose has never been shy about her sexuality. She even openly admitted to being in a relationship with a girl, way before her Kanye days.
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8. David Bowie was one of the most notable artists of all time, whose sexuality and gender bent all of the traditional rules.
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9. Mel B once revealed that she was in a four-year relationship with a woman before.
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10. In 2013, Zoe Saldana said that she “might end up with a woman raising my children. I’ve been attracted to the male species, but if one day I wake up and want to be with a woman, I will do that because it is my life, therefore it is my decision.”
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11. Megan Fox told Esquire Magazine once, “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.”
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12. Angelina Jolie has always been open about her bisexuality. She once told OK Magazine, “I have loved women in the past and slept with them.”
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