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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