Madis Milling

Madis Milling (24 November 1970 – 3 February 2022) was an Estonian actor, comedian, television and radio presenter, volunteer rescue worker, and politician. He was a member of the Estonian Defence League since 1990, in 2011 he was ranked as a lieutenant.

Madis Milling
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Born(1970-11-24)24 November 1970
Tallinn, Estonia
Died3 February 2022(2022-02-03) (aged 51)
OccupationActor, television and radio presenter and politician
Political partyEstonian Reform Party

Life and careerEdit

In 1993, Milling graduated from Tallinn University as a theatre director.[1] Milling was well known known for his role of Valdur Põld in the Eesti Televisioon (ETV) and later TV3 comedy series Vanad ja kobedad from 2000 until 2007, and the 2003 film Vanad ja kobedad saavad jalad alla based on the series.[2]

He was a host on several radio stations, including Sky Plus, Vikerraadio, and Radio Kuku.[1][3] He had performed on comedy tours with Pille Pürg and Henrik Normann since 2005. From 2006 until 2013, he played the role of Mart in the Kanal 2 crime-drama television series Kelgukoerad.[4]

From 2003, he was a member of Estonian Reform Party.[1] He was a member of the XIII Riigikogu and XIV Riigikogu.[1]

Milling died on 3 February 2022, at the age of 51. He had been responding to a fire as a volunteer rescue worker in the village of Lokuti in Saku Municipality and collapsed suddenly after the rescue operation from an undisclosed medical condition.[2] On 7 February 2022, Milling was posthumously awarded the Order of the Cross of the Eagle by President of Estonia Alar Karis.[5] Milling's funeral was held at St. John's Church, Tallinn on 10 February 2022. He was buried in Tallinn's Forest Cemetery on 12 February.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "101_biographies_2019" (PDF). Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Riigikogu member, volunteer rescue worker dies". 3 February 2022. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Pille Pürg: edukas unistaja, keda tõmbab lavale". Head Uudised (in Estonian). 1 December 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Pürg, Pille". Eesti Entsüklopeedia (in Estonian). Retrieved 21 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b Lomp, Loore-Elisabet (7 February 2022). "Madis Milling pälvis presidendilt postuumselt Kotkaristi teenetemärgi". Postimees. Retrieved 21 February 2022.

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