Mario Cuomo, who was the governor of New York from 1983 to 1994, died at the age of 82 years old today, according to the New York Daily News. The former governor passed away just six hours after his oldest son, Andrew, was sworn in to a second term as governor. Mario Cuomo was unable to due to his failing health from a serious heart condition.
In his stint as the governor, Cuomo earned a reputation for his liberal leanings and invigorated speeches, particularly the one he gave in 1984 criticizing Ronald Reagan. He later toyed with making a presidential run—and was considered a front-runner in 1988 and 1992—but he eventually declined.
Cuomo was one of the most well-known names in New York, and his legacy is no doubt carried on by his son.