Bulgarian news agency chief Maxim Minchev dies at 67

Bulgarian journalist Maxim Minchev, who was at the helm of the Bulgarian news agency BTA, passed away Sunday at 67. Other Bulgarian media said last week Minchev had been taken to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms. Minchev worked as a radio journalist at Bulgarian national radio and Radio Free Europe before being appointed director-general of BTA in 2003.

PTI | Sofia | Updated: 15-11-2020 19:07 IST | Created: 15-11-2020 19:07 IST
Bulgarian news agency chief Maxim Minchev dies at 67

Bulgarian journalist Maxim Minchev, who was at the helm of the Bulgarian news agency BTA, passed away Sunday at 67. The agency did not state a cause of death, saying only that he died after a short illness. Other Bulgarian media said last week Minchev had been taken to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms.

Minchev worked as a radio journalist at Bulgarian national radio and Radio Free Europe before being appointed director-general of BTA in 2003. In 2016, he was elected secretary-general of the News Agencies World Congress and president of the Association of Balkan News Agencies.

A passionate globetrotter, he wrote down his impressions from countries around the world in numerous books. Minchev is survived by his wife and his son.

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