Locals mourning loss of Buddy Cianci

(Photo: Dan McGowan/WPRI 12)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence residents and locals said they were devastated Thursday to hear the news that Former Mayor Buddy Cianci had passed away.

Cianci died at 9:40 a.m. at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, the hospital said.

He was rushed there Wednesday night after suffering stomach pains while taping his weekly WLNE-TV show.

Brad Turchetta, Cianci’s nephew, said the former mayor will be laid to rest at  St. Ann’s Cemetery in Cranston. Family members planned to meet with city officials Thursday evening to begin plans for a memorial service.

Eyewitness News Reporter Rosie Woods spoke to several locals Thursday who said they were heartbroken to hear the news. See her report in the video above. 

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