Sad new news to report today. Former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch, star of the documentary, aptly titled Koch, opening today, died Friday morning at age 88.
According to the NY Times, Mr. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said the former mayor died at 2 a.m. from congestive heart failure. Mr. Koch who had experienced coronary and other medical problems since leaving office in 1989, was recently forced to miss the premiere of his documentary Koch. Koch which opens today is a brilliant autobiographical documentary film of Mayor Koch that will now serve as a fitting obituary to his life.
The documentary opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Angelika Film Center in New York on February 1.