Former Hungarian gov't spokesman commits suicide

10:45, April 04, 2010      

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David Daroczi, spokesman for former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany from June 2007 to April 2009, committed suicide in Budapest overnight, police and emergency services said early Saturday.

Daroczi would have been 38 on April 19.

Police declined to offer details on the suicide, saying only that a preliminary investigation had precluded homicide. They refused to confirm rumors that Daroczi had hanged himself. The cause of the suicide was not made public. Emergency services spent nearly 40 minutes attempting to resuscitate him, but failed.

Daroczi, an ethnic Roma, had degrees in theology from Pazmany Peter Catholic University and in business marketing from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

He had worked as a journalist before becoming a government spokesman in 2007, and was on the staff of a communications advisory firm at the time of his death.

Leaders of both the governing Socialists and opposition Fidesz parties voiced shock and dismay at the news, offering their sympathies to his family, among them his father, Jozsef Choli Daroczi, a decorated Gypsy poet and teacher.

Former Prime Minister Gyurcsany called him a friend. "I would like to believe that his soul found peace in death," he said.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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