BOONTON, NJ - The Garden State is mourning the loss of longtime Senator Tony Bucco, who passed away today after he had a massive heart attack.  Here is the statement released from the family spokesperson:

Michael DuHaime, spokesman for the Bucco family, released the following statement this evening: 

“It is with great sadness I share that Senator Tony Bucco suffered a major heart attack this morning at his home. He passed peacefully this evening with his family by his side at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville. The family kindly asks for privacy at this time.”  

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Tony Bucco served New Jersey as mayor of Boonton, a Morris County Freeholder, a state assemblyman and a state senator.

We will release more information as it is made available.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bucco family.