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Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who served as the head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport from 1988 until he left in 2000 to become archbishop of New York, has died. He had retired from the priesthood in 2009.
Egan, 82, died of cardiac arrest at NYU Langone Medical Center at 2:20 p.m. in New York City on March 5, according to the New York Archdiocese. Funeral arrangements are pending.