Not the Thomas Oppermann, Vice-President of the German Bundestag and long-time politician of the social democratic party of Germany lives. Suddenly during the preparation for the appearance in the TV show. He died on Sunday in hospital. He was 66 years old.
As the “Deutsche Welle”, Oppermann Preparation for performances in the program of television ADS “Berlin direkt”. Soon, however, prior to the Emission of faint and has died in a hospital in his home town of Göttingen, where he. The causes of his death are not clear.
Oppermann was a member of the SPD since the 80s. Worked mainly in lower Saxony, where he was, in particular, landowym the MP and Minister for science. In 2005, he was a member of the Bundestag. Four times the mandate received in the constituency in Göttingen. He was the head of the parliamentary groups of the SPD, and in 2017, he held the post of Deputy Chairman of the Parliament.
In August Oppermann has said that his dream of becoming a by the Federal Minister of the interior. Hung him in the pursuit of the Progressive, but a controlled migration policy in the country. At the same time declared that he intends to away from the policy, declared that it will not participate in the next elections to the Bundestag.
The news of the sudden death of my friend and companion, of the party-Thomas Oppermanna filled me with great grief. Through your participation and care Oppermann death for our country and for the social democracy. Thoughts I am with his family – wrote to the Minister for labour and policy of the SPD, Hubertus Heil.
Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz wrote that the Germans have lost the “experienced politician”. We all lost a friend – we are drowned in sorrow – he emphasized.
Thomas Oppermann had four children. Two daughters from his first marriage and the son and the daughter in connection with the current partner.