Mario Cuomo, 82, passed away six hours after his oldest son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was formally sworn-in to a second term in Manhattan. The elder Cuomo was too ill with a serious heart condition to attend.
“He couldn’t be here physically today … but my father is in this room,” Andrew Cuomo said in his inaugural address.
“He’s in the heart and mind of every person who is here. His inspiration and his legacy and his spirit is what has brought this day to this point.”
BREAKING NEWS: Multiple sources tell us former New York Governor Mario Cuomo has died. He was 82. pic.twitter.com/bkcas7Tpy7
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Looks like you guys were first to report RT@CapitalTonight Multiple sources tell us former New York Governor Mario Cuomo has died. He was 82
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