Austrian far right leader Jörg Haider has been killed in a car accident.
The BZÖ party chief and governor of Carinthia died in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was fifty-eight.
It appears he was on his own in his car in Klagenfurt when his vehicle left the road for an as-yet unknown reason.
He sustained severe head and chest injuries and died shortly afterwards.
The far-right leader was reportedly due to attend his mother’s 90th Birthday celebrations later in the day.
Haider had only recently returned to the national political stage to lead his party in last month’s general election, where he won 12 percent of the vote.
No stranger to controversy, the Haider often made headlines across the world for seeming to flirt with Nazi ideology.
He often drew international condemnation with his blunt anti-immigrant statements.