Friday, February 01, 2013

Ed Koch Has Died

Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who spent three terms as Mayor of New York and never seemed to leave the spotlight after, died Friday morning at age 88.

19 comments:

rejectedcarebear said...

RIP. I like how the obit said that besides his sister, he was survived by New York City.

LottaColada said...

@rejectedcarebear- That really was a nice touch in his obit. May he RIP.

PuggleWug said...

I had no clue who he was until today. I live under a rock.

prolixe said...

Heh, good line. RIP, Ed.

msgirl said...

Oh no. This makes me sad. Great mayor. :(

MISCH said...

He was truly one of a kind...Rest in peace Mr. Mayor.

Agent**It said...

RIP.

Snapdragon said...

Aw. I have fond memories of him from back in the day--sort of like an affable, wacky uncle.

G said...

RIP Mayor Koch.

Seachica said...

@puggle -- I'm guessing you are under 35? In the 80s, Koch was all over as mayor of NYC. I was a SoCal girl, but I still knew who he was. After that, I would imagine you only knew him if you were. People's court fan or more of a newsie/politico type.

Rip Ed. You lived well.

JoElla said...

Ahh this makes me sad, and I loved the 'survived by NY' line, very touching.

jax said...

sorry he has passed but the man was no saint to the gay community in the 70/80s so let's not canonize him just yet.

Shame he never came out. RIP.

parissucksliterally said...

I grew up in NYC. Moved to CA in 1988. Ed Koch was the Mayor of my Childhood.

jax, NO ONE was doing anything about AIDS in the early- mid 80's, because the Doctors who wanted to research it kept getting denied for funding. That was the REAGAN administration. He never MENTIONED AIDS in 8 years of office.

Koch is not blameless, but he wasn't evil.

Under the Big Skyy said...

^ You are so right, PSL. Ed Koch did many good things for the city of New York.

My youngest child asked me about the Reagan era the other day. He asked me if Reagan was good for our country. I was speechless at first...

RIP, and thank you for Judge Judy. [In 1982 Mayor Ed Koch appointed her a judge].

Ingrid Superstar said...

HOW AM I DOING!?

zeldafitzgerald said...

I remember reading something a few years ago that Ed Koch emptied all the mental wards of non-paying patients and then said you had to be crazy to live on the streets of New York.

That's how i'll remember Ed Koch

bonnie blue-blade said...

rip mayor koch

lutefisk said...

Ed Koch was a true New York icon. I don't believe he was gay, but rather asexual. The only person he was ever linked to was Bess Myerson and they made it clear that it was just a beautiful, loving friendship. RIP Ed, you did great!

Deirdre G said...

I have a badge in my parents' house that came from him. He was visiting Ireland & my dad was a cop assigned to guard him. It's a little red apple brooch. Small brush with fame :-)