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Ed Koch Dies At 88

02/01/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Edward Irving Koch, a quintessential New York Jew who was a passionate defender of Jewish causes and was the city's most famous political figure for four decades, died early Friday morning at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University. He was 88 and had been in and out of hospitals in recent weeks with respiratory and other problems. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.

Ed Koch: "How'm I Doin'?" became his catchprase.
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