Former New York governor Mario Cuomo dies aged 82

June 25, 2013 file photo shows former New York governor Mario Cuomo who died Thursday at the age of 82Mario Cuomo, the former New York governor who was once considered a prime candidate for the White House or the Supreme Court, has died, US media reported. The three-term Democratic governor died Thursday the same day as his oldest son, Andrew Cuomo, was inaugurated for a second term as New York governor. He’s in the heart and mind of every person who is here,” Andrew Cuomo said. Known in part for his eloquent speeches and his steadfast opposition to New York reinstating the death penalty, Cuomo rose to national prominence thanks to a famous 1984 speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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