Republican state Sen. Tony Bucco suffers fatal heart attack

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Republican state Sen. Tony Bucco has died at age 81, according to his family.

The family says in a statement that Bucco suffered a heart attack in his home Monday morning.

New Jersey Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. remembered Bucco in a statement, "On behalf of the entire Senate Republican caucus, I extend our condolences to all who knew and loved Tony Bucco. He was a great man and a great friend who will be sorely missed."

Bucco served as the mayor of Boonton from 1984 through 1989. He was also a Morris County freeholder and served in the New Jersey state Assembly.

Bucco’s son, Anthony M. Bucco, currently serves on the New Jersey state Assembly.

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