Bill de Blasio’s Dad Killed Himself While Dying of Cancer

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Democratic nominee for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City. At a media event held by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, he and other NYC leaders spoke out urging the Iranian government to halt nuclear enrichment.
Democratic nominee for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City. At a media event held by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, he and other NYC leaders spoke out urging the Iranian government to halt nuclear enrichment. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

Bill de Blasio released a new and previously unknown detail about his estranged late father, a World War II veteran who suffered from alcoholism. "While this has been a private part of my family’s life, it is now clear a media story will soon emerge," a short statement read. "My father tragically ended his life while battling terminal cancer in 1979.” A few minutes later, the Post's story, well, emerged