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