Ed Koch

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: three-term mayor of New York City, New York from 1979 to 1989 who breezed through the streets of the city flashing his signature thumbs-up sign that won him a national reputation reputation with his feisty style and whose tenure covered the fiscal austerity of the late 1970's and the racial conflicts and municipal corruption scandals of the 1980' in an era of almost continuous discord, but who enjoyed a whirlwind life as a TV judge, radio talk-show host, author, law partner, newspaper columnist, movie reviewer, professor, commercial pitchman, and political gadfly even after leaving office.

 

 

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

 

Born: December 12, 1924

 

Died: February 1, 2013

 

Location: New York City, New York