Ed Koch, former mayor of New York, dead at 88 macleans.ca February 1, 2013 Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 2 [View the story “New Yorkers wake up to the news of the loss of Ed Koch” on Storify] New Yorkers wake up to the news of the loss of Ed Koch Ed Koch, mayor of New York from 1978 to 1989, died Friday morning of congestive heart failure. He was 88. Here’s how he is being remembered on Twitter this morning: Storified by Maclean’s Magazine· Fri, Feb 01 2013 04:27:17 Former NYC Mayor Ed #Koch dies of heart failure, spokesman says. Koch was 88. http://www.cnn.com/CNN Breaking News Mayor Ed Koch. Rest in Peace. #NYC http://pic.twitter.com/Pics9Q05Jim Shannon Ed Koch arrives at the Pearly Gates, asks St. Peter how he’s doing. #RIPMark Campbell RIP Mayor Ed Koch. Thank you for your tireless dedication to our great city… You will be deeply missed. http://pic.twitter.com/xgVpgPI1Matthew P. Berritt .@TheRevAl w/James Brown & Ed Koch (70’s). The Godfather of Soul was invited to Gracie Mansion & brought Rev. Sharpton http://pic.twitter.com/ctFzgoPCNationalActionNet RIP Ed Koch. A true American hero. Nobody settled small claims disputes with so much grace. Wait… He was a mayor? http://pic.twitter.com/7mrjR2hZMatt Hammer RT @KevinMaddenDC: reminded of one of Ed Koch’s best comeback lines: "I can explain it to you, but I cannot comprehend it for you."Monica Crowley Wonderful collection of Ed Koch photos from NYT achieve. May he R.I.P. http://nyti.ms/WGAZZm http://yfrog.com/esfaatpJim Roberts Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch dies: http://buff.ly/11rGOJw http://pic.twitter.com/Ugr5D95EYork Dispatch Wow, former three-term NYC Mayor Edward Irving "Ed" #Koch has died of heart failure. He was 88. http://pic.twitter.com/8gTzhoyfBORICUABOXING.COM Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch singing in Ricky Skaggs video..the Mayor died this morning. He was 88 :( http://pic.twitter.com/pCAWimYkJimmy Carter RIP to my first New York Mayor Ed Koch http://pic.twitter.com/pO7pY3IwCyrus Montesa This is awesome: Ed Koch appears in NYT "Last Word" video obituary. http://nyti.ms/UJ20Lq http://yfrog.com/kh37xipJim Roberts Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: new york Advertisement About this author macleans.ca Macleans.ca administrator Other articles Maclean's on the Hill: Syrian refugees, climate talks Canadian Encyclopedia: 30 amazing Canadian painters + 22 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous Week in Pictures Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.