Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo Dies at 82

Mario Cuomo H 2015
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He died the same day his son Gov. Andrew Cuomo was sworn in for a second term

Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York, died Thursday. He was 82.

The news was confirmed to CNN by his son, Chris Cuomo, where he co-hosts the morning show New Day. No details have been released on how Cuomo had died.

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Cuomo served three terms in office from 1983 to 1994. Often courted by Democrats to run for president, he retired from politics after being defeated by George Pataki in a bid for a fourth term. Cuomo is also the father of current New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who was sworn in for his second term today. 

At his inauguration, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made reference to his father's ill health. 

"We're missing one family member. My father is not with us today. We had hoped he was going to be able to come. He is at home, and he is not well enough to come. We spent last night with him. … We stayed at my father's house to ring in the New Year with him." 

Figures in the news and entertainment industry reacted to Cuomo's death on Twitter.