Prominent journalist dies in hospital

  • 2008-10-17
  • TBT Staff in cooperation with BNS
TALLINN - Famous Estonian television journalist Urmas Ott has passed away at the Tartu University Clinical Hospital of a tumoral disease.

After working as a news host, Ott launched his popular talk shows on Estonia's Soviet-era state television in 1986. He went on to host the same format in Russian for Moscow-based television, interviewing scores of top Russian and Soviet stars over the years.

In later years Ott worked for private EstonianTV stations and the radio.

The weekly Eesti Ekspress reported in July that Ott was about to undergo bone marrow transplant surgery, known to be part of complex treatment of tumoral diseases.