Remembering Cianci at Providence City Hall

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Former Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. died Thursday morning. He was 74.

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. His death was separately confirmed by Artin Coloian, a prominent attorney who served as Cianci’s chief of staff until 2002.

Eyewitness News spoke with Mayor Jorge Elorza and John Lombardi Thursday about Cianci’s passing. The mayor said he lowered the city’s flag to half-staff in honor of Cianci.

See Susan Campbell’s report in the video above. 

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