Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch dies at 88

Former Mayor Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during a three-term City Hall run in which he embodied New York chutzpah for the rest of the world, died Friday. He was 88.

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    1944: This file photo shows Ed Koch during his service in the U.S. Army in France. 
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    March 1, 1973: In this file photo, a man interviews New York mayoral candidate, Rep. Edward Koch, in New York. 
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    Oct. 17, 1980: In this file photo, New York Mayor Ed Koch gestures as he escorts Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan into Gracie Mansion in New York. 
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    July 6, 1983: In this file photo, New York Mayor Ed Koch kisses singer-actress Diana Ross at the steps of City Hall in New York. 
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    Aug. 30. 2004: In this file photo, former New York Mayor Ed Koch speaks at the first day of the Republican National Convention in New York. 
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    March 23, 2010: Former New York Mayor Ed Koch speaks during a publicity event in New York.
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    May 16, 2012: In this file photo, former New York Mayor Ed Koch, right, talks to reporters as Assemblyman Rory Lancman watches in New York. 
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