Uffe Ellemann-Jensen Cause of death
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, who was Denmark’s foreign minister for more than 10 years from the early 1980s and was considered one of the Nordic region’s key politicians in the end phase of the Cold War, has died. He was 80.
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, born on 1 November 1941, was a Danish politician who served as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark in the Conservative-led Poul Schlüter Administration from 1982 to 1993.
He was leader of the Danish Liberal Party Venstre from 1984 to 1998 and President of the European Liberals 1995–2000.
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen was the son of Jens Peter Jensen, a member of the Folketing.
In 1971, his first marriage was dissolved and he married Alice Vestergaard. He had four children, among them Jakob Ellemann-Jensen and Karen Ellemann.
He was an avid hunter and fly fisher, as well as the author of several best-selling books.
Especially those about his time as Foreign Minister and the Cold War gained him broad recognition and critical respect.
What was Uffe Ellemann-Jensen cause of death?
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen passed away the night of Sunday, at the age of 80, after a long illness with cancer.