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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.



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


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


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.


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


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

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He died on 17 June 2012 after a brief illness

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