Cardinal Egan, retired archbishop of New York, dies at age 82

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March 6, 2015

Cardinal Edward M. Egan seen following installation Mass of then-Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan as head of Archdiocese of New York

Cardinal Edward M. Egan, retired archbishop of New York, died at age 82 March 5 of cardiac arrest at a New York hospital. He is seen following the installation Mass of then-Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan as head of the Archdiocese of New York at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City in 2009. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

NEW YORK (CNS) — Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who retired as archbishop of New York in 2009, died March 5. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was 82.

After collapsing at his residence that afternoon, he was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead at 2:20 p.m.

Funeral arrangements were pending.

Read more about Cardinal Egan in The Visitor…