Donald Blinken, father of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, died at the age of 96, his son announced on Twitter while attending the UNGA.
"Dad served his city, state and country," Blinken wrote. "Dad inspired me to public service. He lived with decency, dignity and modesty."
"He loved his wife Vera and his family. He built a wonderful life and gave me a wonderful life," the grieving son added. "I love you dad."