Zbigniew Brzezinski Dead: Foreign Policy Icon was 89


Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser during Carter’s entire presidency and had a respected voice on United States foreign policy in the decades since, has died. He was 89 years old.

Brzezinkski’s daughter, Mika, a co-host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, announced her father’s death Friday evening in an Instagram post, writing “My father passed away peacefully tonight. He was known to his friends as Zbig, to his granchildren as Chief and to his wife as the enduring love of her life. I just knew his (sic) as the most inspiring, loving, and devoted father any girl could ever have.”

In addition to his time with President Carter, Brzezinski, a Polish-American, served as a counselor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968.