- Also leaving the hospital Saturday: former New York City mayor and "People's Court" judge Ed Koch, 74, more than a week after he suffered a minor heart attack. During his hospital stay he received a new pacemaker. (He received his first one after a minor stroke in 1987.) "I have no fear of death," Koch said before leaving Presbyterian Hospital. "But I want to go all at once, not slice by slice."
Elton Gets Pacemaker
02/05/1999 AT 12:00 AM EST