Former GDR civil rights activist Schulz is dead

He collapsed on the toilet

Green politician Werner Schulz dies at the event

Former GDR civil rights activist Werner Schulz, who died Wednesday during an event at Bellevue Palace in Berlin, has died. This was announced by the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, according to the participants of the conference. Schulz was 72 years old.

ARCHIVE – Werner Schulz died at the age of 72. Photo: Karlheinz Schindler/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

The office of the federal president ended the event prematurely on November 9, citing the death of one of the participants as the reason. It wanted to inform relatives immediately.

According to information from the dpa agency, Schulz collapsed in the toilet. He was born on January 22, 1950 in Zwickau (Saxony). He studied food chemistry and technology at the Humboldt University in Berlin. From 1968 he worked in various opposition groups in the GDR.

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