Edward Cardinal Egan, archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009, has died at age 82, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said Wednesday.

Egan was pronounced dead at a New York hospital on Wednesday afternoon. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, the archdiocese said.

“Thank God he had a peaceful death, passing away right after lunch today, with the prayers and sacraments of his loyal priest secretary, Father Douglas Crawford, in his residence at the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,” Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the current Archbishop of New York and Egan’s successor, said in a statement.

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