Raivo Järvi

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Raivo Järvi (2011)

Raivo Järvi (23 December 1954 – 17 June 2012), commonly known under the pseudonym of Onu Raivo (Uncle Raivo) was an Estonian artist, radio personality and politician.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Järvi was born in Pärnu. In 1979, Järvi graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Artistic career[edit]

Järvi was a freelance artist from 1983 until 2003. He illustrated more than 22 books and wrote and illustrated one children's book.

Mass media career[edit]

Järvi appeared in a number of TV shows and radio programmes, most famously in Kõige Suurem Sõber and Onu Raivo Jutupliiats. He also appeared regularly on Radio Kuku with his show Onu Raivo rännakud.

Political career[edit]

Järvi was a member of Riigikogu since 2003. He was a member of the Estonian Reform Party.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Järvi was married to Estonian ballerina Tatjana Järvi and had a child from a previous marriage.

He died on 17 June 2012 after a brief illness.[2]


2001 Medal of The Order of the White Star

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