Sad news for the Empire State today.
Former New York governor Mario Cuomo has passed away on Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82.
Cuomo, who governed New York from 1983 to 1994, was a much venerated Democrat whose name topped many lists as a potential Presidential candidate for years but he never sought the nomination.
President Barack Obama honored the late governor with a statement. He said:
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What a sentimental guy!
Larry King's last guest will be the same guest he started his show with 25 years ago - former New York Governor Mario Cuomo.
Larry told sources, "[My final interview] is the same person I started the show off with. [It will be 52nd Governor of New York] Mario Cuomo, the first guest 25-and-a-half years ago. We’re flying him out to LA to do the show."
As for Larry's replacement, Piers Morgan, Larry says, "I like him very much. I wish him nothing but the best – he’s going to guest on my show in October. I want him to do well. It’s funny, my wife met him before I did, at a Dodger game."
Larry's final show will air December 16, 2010. It's sure to be quite the nostalgic ending.
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