Fri, 10 Jan 2003

Rio Tambunan dies at age 68

JAKARTA: The former head of the City Spatial Planning Agency, Rio Tambunan, passed away on Wednesday, but his burial has been delayed until Friday, as the family is waiting for the arrival of his son, Enrico Tambunan, who is studying in Australia. Rio was 68.

The body is laid out at the family's house on Jl. Mandala Raya Patra in Pancoran, South Jakarta.

Rio died from complications of a heart condition, after he was hospitalized for a week at Tebet Hospital in South Jakarta.

He is survived by his ex-wife, singer Emilia Contessa, son Enrico and daughter, rap and dangdut singer, Denada Tambunan.

Rio, who led the agency under Governor Ali Sadikin, often criticized the city administration for changing green, open areas into trade and industrial zones.-JP