The Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandic died on the night of Saturday to Sunday in Zagreb at the age of 65.
The City also announced the death of the mayor. "In deep sorrow, we inform our fellow citizens, associates, friends, the Zagreb and Croatian public that suddenly, today, February 28, at the age of 66, the Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Mr. Milan Bandić, died of a heart attack," it was announced on Sunday morning.
"He lived for his city, for the people of Zagreb who were in the first place in everything he did, for the job he did with love and energy, bringing his whole self - without rest, for 21 years. We will inform the public about the details, the date of the funeral, the holding of the commemorative gathering, as well as other information related to this sad news. May he rest in peace," they announced.
Milan Bandić was born on November 22, 1955 in Grude, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, and in 2000 enrolled in postgraduate studies at that faculty. From 1980 to 1983 he worked in the Ledo factory, and from 1983 to 1990 he was employed in the Municipality of Pešćenica.
He was married and had one daughter.
From 1995 to 2000 he was a councillor in the Zagreb City Assembly, from 2000 a member of the House of Representatives of the Croatian Parliament, vice-president of the Parliamentary Committee for Internal Policy and National Security.
In 2000, in his third term, he was elected a councillor of the Zagreb City Assembly, and on May 31 of that year, at a session of the Zagreb City Assembly, he was elected mayor of the City of Zagreb. He took office on 2 June 2000 and was re-elected on 20 June 2001.