- Mario Cuomo dies "from natural causes due to heart failure," his family says
- He shot to national fame at the 1984 Democratic National Convention
- Cuomo is remembered as "the last liberal giant of New York politics"
(CNN)Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo -- who rose from the Depression-era streets of Queens to serve three times as governor and whose passionate keynote address at the 1984 Democratic political convention vaulted him onto the national political scene -- died Thursday. He was 82.