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Hmmm.... Rainald Grebe, German comedian and songwriter, especially known for the "Brandenburg" song has vasculitis:

https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/musiker-rainald-grebe-leidet-an-krankheit-vaskulitis-ich-dachte-ich-werde-nicht-mehr-a-1481f139-bfe8-4167-b88d-01945a2dfc8a

 

Whatever this is, it has been causing strokes regularly, and more and more frequently, since 2017. Six of them in the latest episode in January.

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Fritz Pleitgen update:

https://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/inhalt.fritz-pleitgen-hat-krebs-so-geht-es-ihm-heute.42fc23f8-e690-4fdb-93f7-f0e39f4be5a8.html

 

He's okay. Some good, some bad days. Looking emaciated to the german eyes who watched him for 30 years. Probably a few months left, I'd say. Like Alcee Hastings late last year.

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Karl-Günther von Hase, former director of the "Second German Television" (ZDF), has finally died. He held that post from 1977 to 1982 as a result of a spontaneous candidacy.

 

Before that, he was a military figure, diplomat and politician:
During World War II, he was a General Staff Officer and spent some time captivity by the Soviets. In the 1950s and 1960s, he worked in diplomacy. For seven years he was ambassador in London. Before that, he worked for the German Secretary of state, was Head of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government in the rank of State Secretary and switched to the minstry of defense.

He was 103 years old.

 

https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/zdfspezial/hase-spz-100.html

http://www.derbydeadpool.co.uk/deadpool2020/celebs_H.html#hase99k020

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On 10/05/2021 at 14:47, WEP said:

Karl-Günther von Hase, former director of the "Second German Television" (ZDF), has finally died. He held that post from 1977 to 1982 as a result of a spontaneous candidacy.

 

Before that, he was a military figure, diplomat and politician:
During World War II, he was a General Staff Officer and spent some time captivity by the Soviets. In the 1950s and 1960s, he worked in diplomacy. For seven years he was ambassador in London. Before that, he worked for the German Secretary of state, was Head of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government in the rank of State Secretary and switched to the minstry of defense.

He was 103 years old.

 

https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/zdfspezial/hase-spz-100.html

http://www.derbydeadpool.co.uk/deadpool2020/celebs_H.html#hase99k020

Well, well, Karl-Günther Von Hase would have recieved a QO:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2021/05/11/karl-gunther-von-hase-diplomat-wehrmacht-veteran-deftly-eased/

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8 hours ago, TomTomTelekom said:

 

Mayröcker has written over eighty books.

She has been awarded with the Georg Büchner Prize in 2001.
She was a great poet but she has been publishing children's books, too.
Great information, as always, @TomTomTelekom;)

 

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52 minutes ago, MariNisia said:

 

Mayröcker has written over eighty books.

She has been awarded with the Georg Büchner Prize in 2001.
She was a great poet but she has been publishing children's books, too.
Great information, as always, @TomTomTelekom;)

 

And she worked with Ernst Jandl, one of the main experimental poets, for nearly a half-century until his death in 2000.

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Seems to be we do have our 4th hit: Architect Gottfried Böhm has died at 101.

Only can find a twitter source, more to follow...

 

 

 

 

 

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German conductor Hans Drewanz has died:

 

https://www.staatstheater-darmstadt.de/extra/hans-drewanz/

 

A former assistant of Sir Georg Solti and later professor at the Highschool for music in Saarland. He was 92!

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New-Wave-music-journalist and film maker Andreas Barnaski dead:

 

https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/andreas-banaski-ist-tot-nachruf-pop-als-daseinsform-a-6c10a687-710e-45aa-bb63-698851e08333

 

He was known as "Kid P" when he wrote for the music magazine »Sounds« in the early 1980s. Promoting stars like Blondie, he became a main (and later forgotten) figure of German pop-culture-journalism. Barnaski was 63!

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Former German football player Ludwig „Luggi“ Müller has died at 79.

 

https://www.mainpost.de/sport/hassberge/luggi-mueller-im-alter-von-79-jahren-gestorben-art-10621975

 

He won three times the German championship with the clubs 1. FC Nürnberg in 1968 and Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1970 and 1971.

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Bill Ramsey has died at age 90.

https://beta.musikwoche.de/details/461670

Original from Cincinnatti, Ohio, were he sang Jazz, Swing and Blues, he came to Germany in the early 50s and served with the US Air Force.

During this time period, he appeared in Jazz clubs and was discovered and hired to entertain troops, getting a record deal later.

Among Ramsey’s hits published in the 1950s and 1960s were German-language cover versions of Fats Domino, Hank Williams, Beatles and Elvis Presley songs,

but he will always be remained as a German Schlager singer, I guess.

His two German No.1-hits were "Souveniers" (1959) and "Pigalle" (1961), also very popular were "Wumba-Tumba-Schokoladeneisverkäufer" (1959 #4), "Zuckerpuppe aus der Bauchtanztruppe" (1961 #5) and of course "Ohne Krimi geht die Mimi nie ins Bett" (1962 #3).

In the second half of the 1960s Ramsey took up predominantly English-language songs and dedicated himself again to jazz and blues which weren't that successful in the mainstream.

Since he became a German citizen in 1984, he would have been a perfect match for this fine list, if we had known this before. Arrrggghhh.

 

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He was still alive???

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2 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

He was still alive???

You might be mistaking him for Chris Howland ;)

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On 04/06/2021 at 21:26, WEP said:

And she worked with Ernst Jandl, one of the main experimental poets, for nearly a half-century until his death in 2000.

The funeral of Friederike Mayröcker was public and I attended it. I was unfamiliar with her work, but am working on a project regarding Vienna's Central Cemetery and considered it research :reading-glasses:. Most surprising was the choice of music: instead of hymns, the songs that were played included Procul Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale" and Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" :wub: She is buried with her partner, Ernst Jandl. They lived in the same apartment complex but with two separate apartments... I think we can learn a lot from this!

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20 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Very famous german entertainer Alfred Biolek died at 87 years:

https://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/leute/leute/tv-legende-alfred-biolek-gestorben-er-wurde-87-jahre-alt-77167618.bild.html

That is 6th hit for the DACH-list.

Oh! Yes, a big name in Germany. King of late night talk shows before that was a thing (i.e. before we made our own version of the David Letterman show). He already did it in the 80s.

Then he became a very popular TV cook, in a sort of talk show/cooking show format.

 

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4 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Oh! Yes, a big name in Germany. King of late night talk shows before that was a thing (i.e. before we made our own version of the David Letterman show). He already did it in the 80s.

Then he became a very popular TV cook, in a sort of talk show/cooking show format.

 

And also a producer for several tv formats.

A formating figure of German television.

 

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Sad news. I always enjoyed Alfredissimo.

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