Mirco Nontschew: Tanja Schumann “shocked” by the death report

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Tanja Schumann “shocked” by the death report

Mirco Nontschew and Tanja Schumann in 1995 on “RTL Saturday Night”.

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In the 90s Tanja Schumann and Mirco Nontschew were celebrated stars, now the comedian has died: “It hurts to lose him.”

In the 1990s they celebrated huge successes with “RTL Saturday Night”. Now the actress Tanja Schumann (59) has to cope with the loss of her colleague Mirco Nontschew (1969-2021). The entertainer died in Berlin at the age of only 52. When asked, Schumann told the news agency spot on news that she was “very shocked” by the news: “It hurts to lose him, even though we haven’t seen each other in years.”

Working with Nontschew was always “a lot of fun” for her, “because he was a real sympathizer and a very unpretentious colleague”: “I almost always remember him as being in a good mood.” Most of all she will miss his “very own way” in the future. “The noises and gestures when he was speaking and playing were not trained. He was like that. And I will miss this manner and his warmth and down-to-earth attitude very much,” said Schumann.

“I had the feeling that it was actually too much for him”

In her opinion, it was never important to Nontschew to be the center of attention or to be prominent, on the contrary: “I had the feeling that it was actually too much for him.” She remembered her colleagues as a person of the heart, down-to-earth and rather modest.


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