[United Medical Center] spokeswoman Natalie Williams said Mr. Barry arrived at the hospital around 12:30 a.m. and died at 1:46 a.m. He had been released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday following a brief stay. His death was announced by his family in a statement released through a spokeswoman for Mr. Barry. No cause was given, but he had suffered from many health problems over the years, including diabetes, prostate cancer and kidney ailments.
Infamous nationally for his 1990 drug conviction, Barry was a towering figure in local Washington politics facetiously referred to as the city's "Mayor for Life"—a title shared by his 2014 autobiography.
[Image via AP Images]