Thomas Klestil

Austrian diplomat and politician
Klestil in 2001

Thomas Klestil (4 November 1932 – 6 July 2004) was an Austrian politician and diplomat. He served as president of Austria from 1992 until his death in 2004. He was re-elected in 1998. He was a member of the People's Party. Klestil was born in Vienna. He got divorced from his first wife Edith Wielander in 1998. That same year, Klestil married diplomat Margot Löffler.

On 5 July 2004, three days before he was to leave office, Klestil had either a heart attack or heart failure. It may have been caused by his long-term lung problems. He was left in critical condition at a Viennese hospital. On 6 July, he died of multiple organ failure. He was 71.[1]

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  1. "Thomas Klestil, 71, Austrian Who Redeemed the Presidency". The New York Times. Associated Press. 7 July 2004. Retrieved 18 February 2020.