ERR journalist Laur Viirand has died. He was 40.
A native of Tallinn, Laur attended Gustav Adolf High School and the Tallinn French School (Tallinna Prantsuse Lütseum), and was a graduate of Tallinn University.
Laur passed away on May 20, after a period of ill-health.
A journalist since 2011, Laur first worked at portal Delfi before joining ERR. His main focus was on foreign news and foreign policy, and was also a former manager of ERR's English-language portal.
Laur is fondly remembered by his colleagues for his erudition, diligence, friendliness and wry sense of humor.
ERR News offers its sympathies and condolences to Laur's wife, his family and friends.
Editor: Andrew Whyte