Thomas Oppermann would appear on a ZDF broadcast on Sunday evening. He collapsed shortly before his live interview. Now the station has released details of the politician’s tragic death.

ZDF was deeply shocked by the sudden death of Thomas Oppermann, Vice President of the Bundestag. The SPD politician was invited on Sunday evening as a discussion partner in the program “Berlin direkt”, the broadcaster announced on Monday. Shortly before the planned live switch with Oppermann from the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, the 66-year-old suddenly collapsed. The show’s first contribution was already running.

Doctors at the University Hospital Göttingen could do nothing more

The ZDF employees on the spot immediately alerted the ambulance service, the politician was then taken to the teaching hospital in Göttingen. But the doctors could no longer save him.

The head of the ZDF Capital Studio in Berlin, Theo Koll, said the “Berlin Direct” team was deeply affected. “In the preliminary discussion about the planned switch, we saw the always professional and relaxed politician Thomas Oppermann.” Think about your family and friends.

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