Bill de Blasio's father, who had incurable cancer, committed suicide when he was 18-years-old. His father had a long history of smoking and alcoholism. He rarely saw him after his parents separated when he was 8. De Blasio started the process of taking his mother's surname before his father died. He revealed the incident through a press release yesterday in anticipation of a story about it by the NY Post.
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