Obituaries

Leroy Moore, 'Mayor of Fells Point,' dies in Baltimore at age 56

Leroy Moore, 'Mayor of Fells Point,' dies in Baltimore at age 56

He was as an unlikely a guardian angel as someone could have asked for.

Six-foot-tall Leroy Moore walked into the bar one night about eight years ago wearing a suit and a top hat. He sat next to Shannon Cosgrove, then a regular at the bar, and handed her a rose and his trademark line: “You’re a beautiful goddess.”

Over the course of that evening, as he sipped on a Coke, Mr. Moore explained to Ms. Cosgrove how on the nights when she appeared to be drunk that he followed behind her to make sure she made it home safely.

Mr. Moore died Sunday morning at the age of 56 after a battle with lung cancer. Within hours, a gofundme Ms. Cosgrove set up in his honor had raised...

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