Mirco Nontschew, a popular German comedian who rose to fame with his role in the comedy show RTL Samstag Nacht, passed away on or around December 3, 2021, at the age of 52. His death shocked and saddened his fans, colleagues, and family, who remembered him as a talented and funny entertainer. But what was the cause of his death? And how did he live his life and career? Here is a brief overview of his biography and the circumstances of his demise.
Early Life and Career
Nontschew was born in East Berlin on October 29, 1969, to a Bulgarian musician father and a German journalist mother. He learned to be a mechanic at the VEB Medizinische Geräte Berlin, but he also had a passion for performing. He made his stage debut as a beatboxer and breakdancer with his group “Downtown Lyrics” in 1989, and he also played piano and drums.
He emigrated to West Germany shortly after, and in 1993, he was discovered by Hugo Egon Balder, who was looking for comedians for his new show RTL Samstag Nacht. Nontschew was the first person cast, mainly due to his talent of imitating sounds. He was a member of the sketch show for its entire run from 1993 to 1998, and he became one of the most popular and beloved comedians in Germany.
He later starred in his own show Mircomania, alongside Janine Kunze, on Sat.1 in 2001. He also appeared in several comedy films, such as 7 Dwarves – Men Alone in the Wood (2004) and 7 Dwarves: The Forest Is Not Enough (2006). He continued to work on various television projects, such as Frei Schnauze, Die Dreisten Drei, and LOL: Last One Laughing, until his death in 2021.
Personal Life and Death
Nontschew had two daughters, one with his ex-wife Melanie Nontschew and one with his girlfriend Monique Bredow. He was known to be a private and humble person, who avoided the spotlight and preferred to spend time with his family and friends.
He died on, or shortly before, December 3, 2021, at the age of 52. The exact cause of his death is still unknown to the public, but according to his manager, the autopsy confirmed that he died of natural causes. There was no evidence of external interference or suicide, as some rumors suggested. His death was announced by his colleague and friend Bully Herbig, who dedicated the third season of LOL: Last One Laughing to him.
His fans and fellow comedians expressed their grief and condolences on social media, and praised his legacy and humor. He was remembered as a brilliant and versatile performer, who could make anyone laugh with his sound effects, impressions, and jokes. He was also described as a kind and generous person, who always supported and helped others.
Mirco Nontschew was a German comedy legend, who entertained millions of people with his unique and hilarious style. He had a successful and diverse career, spanning from stage to screen, and he worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. He also had a loving and supportive family, who cherished him and his talents. He died unexpectedly and too soon, leaving behind a void in the hearts of his fans and colleagues. His cause of death was natural, according to his manager, but his life was extraordinary and unforgettable. He will be missed and remembered as one of the best comedians of his generation.