NY former mayor Ed Koch, 88 years. If you grew up in the '80s, this guy was a staple of tv news, he was funny and goofy and a little off, all while endlessly fighting for what he believed was best for the people of his city. He woke up yesterday with chest pains, turned out to be congestive heart failure which means fluid buildup in the pleural cavity around the lungs strangled the heart's ability to pump.