"Today we mourn the loss of Richard Brown, a giant of the legal community and dedicated public servant who spent six decades serving the people of New York.
"My father recognized Judge Brown's brilliance when he appointed him to serve as Queens County District Attorney and 27 years later was proven right. Judge Brown fought successfully to create safer neighborhoods and reduce crime in his borough. He took on the scourge of opioid addiction, fought to protect domestic violence victims, worked to end human trafficking and so much more.
"We are forever indebted to Judge Brown for his service to this state; he will be sorely missed.
"On behalf of the entire family of New York, I extend my deepest condolences to Judge Brown's loved ones during this incredibly difficult time, especially his wife Rhoda, his three children and his two grandchildren."