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Boris Spremo
Boris Spremo and Djuradj Vujcic.jpg
Spremo shooting photos at BMO Field
Born (1935-10-20)20 October 1935
Sušak, Yugoslavia
Died August 21, 2017(2017-08-21) (aged 81)
Cause of death Complications from multiple myeloma
Occupation Photojournalist

Boris Spremo (Serbian Cyrillic: Борис Спремо; October 20, 1935 – August 21, 2017) was a Yugoslavian-born Canadian photojournalist.

Career

Spremo found work with The Globe and Mail, and finished his career with the Toronto Star. The Toronto Star later called him "a legend in the business". Some of his photographs appeared in both Canadian and American magazines. He was known for his collages depicting life in Toronto.

Death

Spremo died of complications of multiple myeloma in Toronto on August 21, 2017 at the age of 81.

Awards

Spremo won many regional and international awards for his work, including being the first Canadian ever to win a World Press Photo award. He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1997.

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