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Ethiopia: Veteran Sport Journalist Demissie Damte Passes Away
Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency’s (ERTA) veteran sport journalist Demissie Damte passed away on Monday at the age of 60, while receiving treatment at Police Hospital in Addis Ababa.
Demissie had been attending medical treatment for the past three years in Ethiopia and abroad. He had received treatment in Bangkok in connection with the illness of his eyes due to diabetes before two years, and received another kidney treatment in India recently.
The veteran journalist was hospitalized in Addis Ababa Police Hospital for two months before he passed away on Monday, 5 November 2012 at 3:00 pm local time.
Demissie had worked as a freelance sport journalist for Ethiopian Radio from his birth place, Dire Dawa before he was employed as a full time sport journalist.
Demissie had been serving in ERTA for 33 years as radio sport journalist for which he was widely known by the public. He had worked relentlessly for the growth of sport in Ethiopia.
Demissie reported Atlanta, Athens and Beijing Olympics to Ethiopian audience from those cities.
He was married and a father of three daughters.
Rest in peace! Gashe Demisse!!! What a great loss it is. The man with the Golden voice. You will always be remembered as the best sport-caster of our generation.
My condolences to his family and to our country.
You will be missed dearly.
wawhe was great. The only thing I liked in Ethiopia history.
RIP! mr big voiced and truly professional sports castor! i will never forget those times i was listening to the sports news on radio while i was on summer break with my family. i truly say u were the man of our generation and u got the heart felt respect of everybody and u will be in our hearts forever!!!!
Rest in peace, He was the best of best on his profession I used to hear his voice on radio when I was kid, What a great loose.
one of the best and i am glad he saw ethiopia qulify for the world cup.
I mean african cup.
Rest in peace!
May his soul rest in peace.
Those legendary people such as journalist above, non Tigrayans and non Eritreans Please!
If you beleive your illenss is serious please leave the country and try to get treament somewhere even in Kenya, if not to West, South Africa of Bangkok. There is nothing you could be safe in Ethioia because they will let you die, or even could do something while in hospital. They want a generation who wants to foget about Ethiopia, or our past history so they will illminate any one. In this uncertainty times, I would go get seek hospital somewhere. the health care system is becoming experimental places.
rest in peace
Today Ethiopia has lost a Legend In Sports Journalism…
to gragn ahmed
Ante cheretame alecha.
What a lose !!! I was a fan of him since I was a child. What is going on we are losing the greatest people of all time in ethiopia.I just pray to keep for us the remaining great people alive forever.
LONG LIFE TO ALL REAL ETHIOPIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD
Death to ethiopia’s enemies
at least you like something from Etiopia, but ethioia likes nothing from rifraf like you. stupid Taliban. you are a curse to both ethiopia and our muslim brothers.
please change your name. despite his controversial legacy. menelik was a very practical and far sighted leader. but your hero al mariam is useless foulmouth with a sharp tounge but dull brain. if extraterristorial is a condom for the great tplf, you are a condom for this uselss scoundler. who is better now?
My condolene to his family.
May God bless his soul.
I am very sad indeed to hear his death. It is a great loss.
Ato Demesse Damte, son of Diredawa city and the distingushed veteran Sport jornalist, was an Ethiopian patriot.He will be remembered forever.
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