NEW YORK – David Dinkins, the first black man to serve as New York City mayor, has died at the age of 93. Outlets report

According to The Associated Press, New York Police Department said Dinkins died at his Manhattan home on Monday, apparently of natural causes

The news came just over a month after the death of his wife Joyce, the New York Times reported she was 89 years old

Former Marine and graduate of Howard University and Brooklyn Law School, Dinkins was a member of the State Assembly and president of the New York Electoral Committee before taking office as president of the Manhattan borough from 1986 to 1989, defeating the news agency in 1989 the Democrat Dinkins the then Mayor Ed Koch in primary education and the Republican Rudy Giuliani in the general election to become New York’s first black mayor from 1990 to 1993 In 1993 he lost his re-election offer to Giuliani, who was mayor from 1994 to 2001

Dinkins survivors include a son and daughter and two grandchildren, according to the AP

Politicians, celebrities, and other public figures hit social media overnight to pay tribute to Dinkins, here’s what they said:

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family of Mayor David Dinkins and the many New Yorkers who loved and supported him, he has spent a large part of his life serving our great city, and this service is respected and honored by everyone

Had the great opportunity to celebrate Mayor Dinkins’ 13th anniversary To interview times He was wonderful and warm and wise May he rest in peace and power https: // tco / KfZ97wRrds

We lost another giant. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Dinkins family as we remember the great legacy of the Mayor of New York https: // tco / y1BnZdCqcz

My thoughts and prayers go to the family of Mayor David Dinkins and the many New Yorkers who loved and supported him, may he always rest in peace

I mourn Mayor David Dinkins with all New Yorkers. I send my prayers to the Dinkins family tonight Thank you for your service to our city

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World News – USA – David Dinkins, first black mayor of New York City, dead at the age of 93