Ed Koch, the tough, fast-talking mayor of New York in the turbulent 1970s and 1980s and credited with rescuing the nation's largest city from financial ruin, died Friday, aged 88.
Ed Koch attends the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival on October 6, 2012. Koch -- the tough, fast-talking mayor of New York in the turbulent 1980s -- has died. He was aged 88.
Koch, a witty and larger than life figure who remained a frequent public presence up to his last days, had been suffering heart and other health problems. His funeral was set for Monday in New York.
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