NEW YORK, January 6 (Sputnik) — Mourners were gathering in New York on Tuesday for the funeral of former three-term New York Governor Mario Cuomo, a celebrated and progressive Democrat politician who died from heart failure last week.
Media assembles outside church for Gov Mario Cuomo's funeral pic.twitter.com/4q4kUvnsh4— Michael Gormley (@GormleyAlbany) January 6, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden, former US president Bill Clinton and his wife and potential 2016 Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, were set to attend the service at 11:00 am local time (16:00 GMT) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan.
Cuomo, 82, died in his Manhattan home on January 1, hours after his son Governor Andrew Cuomo was inaugurated for a second term. He is best known for a 1984 speech in which he chided Republican President Ronald Reagan over wealth inequality in the US.