MEP Miloslav Ransdorf dies aged 62

Miloslav Ransdorf has reportedly died Friday afternoon after suffering a stroke. The 62-years-old communist MEP was rushed unconscious to the hospital at around noon, EMS Prague spokeswoman confirmed.

Miroslav Ransdorf | Photo courtesy of politik.in2pic.com

Miroslav Ransdorf | Photo courtesy of politik.in2pic.com

Miloslav Ransdorf, who was a member of the European Parliament for the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, died after being admitted to the IKEM Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine Friday. He was rushed in with a severe stroke.

Ransdorf died aged 62, leaving a wife and daughter behind.

His death was confirmed by the Czech communist party, saying that the party has lost its long-standing political intellectual. Spokeswomen for IKEM and EMS Prague confirmed Ransdorf’s admission, but both refused to comment on his health condition.

Ransdorf had been known to suffer from diabetes, but it is not known yet if that was a contributing factor.

Ransdorf had been a member of the Communist Party since 1972 and a member of the European Parliament since 2004.