They also supported each other away from the stage. Willie Herren (45) and Mathias Distel (44), better known as Ikke Hüftgold, were close friends. Until the artist’s death, both plans were rigged, Distel now says of “Bild.” “He was so scared of being gestures after the ‘Celebrities Under the Palm Trees’ appeared on TV,” says the party singer. “That’s why we wanted to meet on Monday to record new songs.”
He didn’t come to that. Willie Herrin was found dead in his apartment last Tuesday. The cause of death has not yet been clarified, but there is talk of an overdose again and again. Herrin has struggled with his addiction to drugs and alcohol for years, and police are said to have found cocaine in his apartment. “Alcohol was the source of Willis’ drug outbreak, unfortunately. In the end he was fine,” says Distel. After filming the reality TV show “Celebrities under Palms,” the men picked up the bottle again.
“He entered the wrong channel.”
Of his friend, the singer recalls: “He was excessive, whether he was fat or skinny, front or sober.” “I love life. I’ve always been mesmerized by ecstasy. ”The fact that Herren was able to celebrate success early on with his role on“ Lindenstrasse ”was the“ beginning of the end ”for Distel:“ As a young man he had a lot of money and then went in the wrong direction. ”It is said. The fact that he had not been able to build on his first success as an actor alarmed the men: “His big dream was to gain a foothold as an actor again.”
From 1992 to 2007, Herren was seen as the unnatural early Kalat in “Lindenstrasse”. After a few guests appeared, his character died in a traffic accident in 2020. Now Herrens’ “Lindenstrasse” colleagues have to mourn in real life, too. Hans W. Gesendorfer (80), the creator of the series, posted an obituary notice in the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger today. “We will not forget you! Take care of yourself.” The declaration was signed with: “Hans W. Geissendörfer and your friends from ‘Lindenstrasse”. (Km) ^