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Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dies at 82

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Jan 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-01 20:27:49-05

By CNN Staff

(CNN) — Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has died, according to his son Chris Cuomo, host of CNN’s “New Day.”

Mario Cuomo had been hospitalized recently to treat a heart condition. He was 82.

Cuomo was New York’s governor for three terms from 1983 to 1995.

He was married to his wife, Matilda, for more than six decades. They had five children, including current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Asked once how we wanted to be remembered, Mario Cuomo replied: “One of the simple things I wanted to achieve is — I want to be governor. I want to be the hardest working there ever was. And I want, when it’s over — and I figured on four years at first — I want people to say, now, there was an honest person.”

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