Vincent "Buddy" Cianci


Age: 74

former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island who had presided over the revitalization of his city during two stints in office from 1975 to 1984 and again from 1991 to 2002 whose tenure was cut short by criminal charges and a prison sentence for corruption, but who was beloved by many in the city who credited him with resurrection of Providence from a decaying, Industrial-age relic to a 21st-century city with gondolas plying newly uncovered rivers, and who was recently taping his weekly TV show On the Record with Buddy Cianci.

Cause of Death: Stomach ailment

Born: April 30, 1941

Died: January 28, 2016

Providence, Rhode Island