Thomas Klestil

 

 

Age: 71

 

Summary: president of Austria since 1992 whose second and last term in office was set to end on July 8, who succeeded Kurt Waldheim and restored a sense of dignity and calm to the office tainted by Waldheim's revelation that he had served in the Nazi army, and who is credited with strengthening the Austria's ties with the U.S. and emerging democracies in Eastern Europe.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: November 4, 1932

 

Died: July 6, 2004

 

Location: Vienna, Austria