Edward L. Koch, former 3-term New York Mayor has died in New York’s Columbia/Presbyterian hospital after suffering from congestive heart failure at the age of 88. The news was broken out by his spokesperson George Arzt at the New York hospital.
Coronary heart ailment and some other diseases began affecting the mayor as soon as he moved out of office but they didn’t quite bug him for most part of his life. However his public life did suffered from these illnesses as he is known to be one who had the wit and courage put a tough battle in the face of any competition.
Koch remained the mayor of New York from 1978 to 1989. He was a man who donned many hats including that of television judge, radio talk-show host, author, law partner, newspaper columnist, movie reviewer, professor, commercial pitchman and political opponent.
Source: NY Times