Croatia's Parliament Speaker Sprem dies of cancer

Reuters News

9/30/2012 4:45:28 AM - Reuters News

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's Parliament Speaker Boris Sprem died during treatment for blood cancer in the United States, the parliament said on Sunday.

Sprem, 56, became speaker last December. He was first diagnosed with cancer almost two years ago.

Before becoming Speaker, he was president of the city assembly in the capital Zagreb.

(Reporting by Igor Ilic)