A story about his final resting place.
On Wednesday April 20, the sudden death of Willi Herren († 45), which shocked millions of fans, dates back exactly one year. Looking at his grave in the Cologne Melaten celebrity cemetery, the question arises:
Why does the popular actor and entertainer still not have a headstone? Instead, only a simple wooden cross adorns the tomb, and there is no border around the tomb either. BILD went in search of clues.
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This is what Willi Herren’s grave looks like a year after his death. There are candles and memories of him, but there is no real gravestone.Photo: Bernd Peters
After initial arguments in the family over who is responsible for the care, Willi’s children, Alessia and Stefano, and his sister Annemie tend to the grave.
The latter now explains to BILD: “I will spend the day of the death peacefully at home and think of Willi. I cannot give any information on the tombstone at the moment.” Both children would not comment on BILD’s request.
But a family friend tells BILD: “Now a stonemason has been hired. But no one knows when it will be finished. Everything was delayed because of the death of Willis’ father, Wilhelm Herren, last fall.”
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Willi Herren’s father, Wilhelm, died aged 86 at the end of OctoberPhoto: private