According to Metro Holland (page 2), one of its founders, the German journalist Falk Madeja died last week.
Madeja saw how Metro Stockholm flourished, and introduced, together with Bart Lubbers and Tiago Jurgens, the concept for the Netherlands. They closed the deal with national train operator NS to distribute the paper nationwide.
The three founders battled with Metro International about the price of the 10% share they had in the company, in 2005 Metro bought this 10%.
Falk worked a teacher in Journalism and as a journalist, reporting on the Netherlands for German media.