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.
In 1989, he was one of the founding members of the New Forum, which he represented at the round table. In 1990, Schulz became a member of the first freely elected House of the People of the GDR. From October 1990 to October 2005 he was a member of the Bundestag for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and from 2009 to 2014 a member of the European Parliament. Schulz was awarded a German national prize last June for his commitment to democracy and the opposition in Russia. (SDA)