Ed Koch, the three-term mayor whose irascible exuberance and "How'm I doin'?" tagline made him synonymous with New York chutzpah, died early Friday morning. He was 88.
Koch was in and out of the hospital in recent weeks, battling a fluid buildup
around his lungs that caused shortness of breath and made speaking
He was unconscious when he was moved to the intensive care unit at New
York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Thursday afternoon, and died at 2 a.m.
Friday of congestive heart failure
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