Mario Cuomo, Former New York Governor, Dies At 82

Source: Mollie Reilly & Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has died at the age of 82, NY1 and the New York Daily News report.

Cuomo died just six hours after his son Andrew was formally sworn in to a second term as governor of the Empire State. Cuomo’s swearing-in was initially set to take place in Albany, but the governor relocated the ceremony at the last minute so he could spend New Year’s Eve with his father, according to Newsday.

“He couldn’t be here physically today … but my father is in this room,” Andrew Cuomo said in his inaugural address Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.

When Mario Cuomo was hospitalizedin late 2014 with a heart condition, a spokesman said he was “in good spirits,” and CNN’s Chris Cuomo — the former governor’s other son — tweeted that his father was “doing well enough.” (In addition to Andrew and Chris, Mario Cuomo had three daughters — Maria, Margaret and Madeline.)


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  • Chioke Hassan

    There Will never be another one like him

  • Cassie Maywood

    I loved Mario Cuomo so much. He was a good man.