Estate of late D.C. mayor is suing his kidney donor

“One of Kim Dickens’ kidneys helped keep Marion Barry alive in 2008. But the late Ward 8 councilmember’s estate isn’t eager to return the favor, according to a new lawsuit filed against Dickens by widow Cora Masters Barry.” The suit says Dickens’ foundation continues to use the image of the late Washington mayor, sometimes nicknamed “Mayor-for-Life”, in its promotion despite demands that it stop doing so. “This looks to be the first fight over Barry’s estate, which otherwise left behind little in terms of assets.” [Washington City Paper]


  • Maybe the a better choice would be for a drug addiction foundation to use Barry’s photo in an anti-heroin and crack campaign.

    I wonder how the family would react then?

  • Marion Barry fostered an incompetent bureaucracy, but apparently was personally honest ( or was induced to entrust any ill-gotten gains to knaves or fools).