Marion Barry, the former mayor of Washington DC, died this morning. The Washington Post remembers him as  “the most influential and savvy local politician of his generation,” and others seem to agree:

A few tweeters, however, weren’t so quick to dismiss those foibles:

Barry was a prolific Twitter user whom we frequently covered here at Twitchy. In August, he accused police officer Daren Wilson of “executing” Ferguson, Mo., thug Michael Brown.  In July, he likened living in DC to being a slave.

His final tweet, however, was apolitical:


Marion Barry: It’s clear Michael Brown was executed

Marion Barry: Living in DC is pretty much the same as being a slave

Marion Barry has no love for Twitchy

Marion Barry: Let’s get rid of Filipino nurses along with those ‘dirty’ Asian shops

Marion Barry quadruples down on anti-Asian business attack