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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88

The former Mayor of New York City Ed Koch has passed away at the age of 88, according to People.

Ed was pronounced dead of congestive heart failure in New York Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital early Friday morning (February 1).

“In elected office and as a private citizen, he was our most tireless, fearless, and guileless civic crusader,” current NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement. “We will miss him dearly, but his good works – and his wit and wisdom – will forever be a part of the city he loved so much.”

Our thoughts go out to Ed‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • SalineDijon

    He was a good guy who loved NY and its people. RIP, Ed.

  • New York All The Way

    He was a New Yorker through and through. He loved the city and its people and we were very lucky to have had him for three terms. He had his ups and downs, but he never waivered in his love for the city. Now if we could get Donald Trump to leave and go somewhere else it would make New York and even better city.

  • Ada

    I remember seeing him one day walking towards City Hall and how tall he was. Everyone was yelling his name and he turned around and waved. RIP Mr. Mayor.

  • Ada

    @New York All The Way:

    Trump only cares about his rich friends and those he can make money off of. Calling Trump a New Yorker is like calling Son of Sam a hero!! He walks around the city like God. Wish he’d MOVE AWAY!!

  • Nancy

    RIP. You were a great mayor.

  • Jessi

    R.I.P. Mayor for Life!

  • offtheproperty

    He did a great job and he really loved New York and America.
    Rest in Peace, Mr Mayor!
    Chuck Hagel is a basket case and proof yet agains of how insidiously evil is our lying closet-muslim president Hussein Obama — the big chief of global jihad.
    Obama hates our country. So why is he our president?