Nightly News   |  February 01, 2013

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch dies

Former New York City Mayor Edward Irving Koch, a man as colorful as the city he helped save from financial ruin, died Friday of congestive heart failure. He was 88. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>> when you hear that voice, or for that matter, when you just close your eyes and think of the typical new yorker, there's a good chance ed koch might come to mind. the former mayor died early this morning. he served in congress for a while before being elected to three terms in city hall . just tonight, a new documentary film about his life opens in theatres. and today new yorkers pause to remember one of their own.

>> my thoughts were up in heaven. he probably said, well, how did i do. and i'm sure the answer would be, you did well, ed. you did well.

>> edward irving koch died of congestive heart failure at the age of 88 this morning. koch never married, and with no immediate family of his own, as the "new york times" obituary put it, he was survived by new york itself.