NEW YORK (CBSLA.com) — CBS News is reporting that former New York Governor Mario Cuomo has died.
Cuomo was 82.
The former three-term governor is also father to that state’s current Governor Andrew Cuomo. From 1990-2005, the Cuomo clan was linked to the Kennedys with Andrew being married to RFK’s daughter, Kerry. Since 2005, Cuomo has been partnered to Sandra Lee of Food Network (“Semi-Homemade”) fame.
Another son, Christopher, is a CNN anchor.
The elder Cuomo passed away just six hours after his son was sworn in for his second term.
An unabashed liberal voice, the elder Cuomo became a fixture on the national stage in July 1984 with a stirring key note speech at the Democratic convention.
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