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Guy Velella, disgraced ex-Bronx state Senator, dies at age 66 after battle with lung cancer
|Last Edited||nystate63 Jan 27, 2011 04:43pm|
|Media||Newspaper - New York Daily News|
|News Date||Thursday, January 27, 2011 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Guy Velella, disgraced ex-Bronx state Senator, dies at age 66 after battle with lung cancer |
BY Bob Kappstatter and Kenneth Lovett
DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF
Thursday, January 27th 2011, 11:13 AM
ALBANY - Guy Velella, the once powerhouse Bronx state senator whose career ended in disgrace, has died. He was 66.
Velella died early Thursday morning at a Bronx hospice with his wife, Pat, and kids at his side.
He had been suffering from inoperable lung cancer and had had recently told friends and associates that doctors had given him three to six months to live.
Velella took a turn for the worse last week and was transferred from Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in Manhattan to Calvary Hospital in the Bronx near his Morris Park home.
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