Milan Bandic, the controversial long-serving mayor of Croatia’s capital of Zagreb, has died from a coronary heart assault at age 65, his workplace says
ZAGREB, Croatia — Milan Bandic, the controversial long-serving mayor of Croatia’s capital of Zagreb, has died from a coronary heart assault, his workplace stated Sunday. He was 65.
Bandic felt unwell round midnight Saturday and was swiftly taken to a hospital however nothing may very well be finished, the state HRT tv reported.
The populist Bandic was considered one of Croatia’s best-known politicians, operating Zagreb for the previous 21 years amid a sequence of corruption scandals.
Croatia’s anti-graft authorities have launched a number of investigations in opposition to Bandic, who was detained in 2014 however was nonetheless later re-elected to the put up.
Bandic “lived for his metropolis and its residents, who all the time got here first, and for his job, which he did with power and love, and to which he gave the entire of himself,” Bandic’s workplace stated.
Funeral preparations are but to be introduced. Bandic left behind a spouse and a daughter.