UPDATE: Ex-Mayor Ed Koch dies at 88

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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch speaks

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch speaks to reporters in December after he was treated at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. (Dec. 10, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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UPDATE: Ed Koch died Friday, Februrary 1, 2013. Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/14uNWba

The former New York City mayor returned to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center this week and was placed in its intensive care unit, spokesman George Arzt said.

“Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum, cardiologist and lead doctor, said he wanted to monitor the former mayor more closely,” Arzt said in a brief statement.

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