Ferfried Prince of Hohenzollern 2005 with Tatjana Gsell: »My stupid phase«
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Ferfried Prince von Hohenzollern, grandson of the last Saxon king, is dead. "Foffi", as he was called, died in the night from Monday to Tuesday in the Großhadern Clinic in Munich, reports "Bild" and "Bunte" unanimously.
He was 79 years old.
The cause of death is unclear.
Ferfried Prinz von Hohenzollern gained notoriety primarily through his relationship with reality TV star Tatjana Gsell.
The liaison lasted from around 2004 to 2006. RTL II dedicated a four-part soap opera to the two: »Tatjana & Foffi«.
She told about Cinderella, who wants to become a princess by marriage.
In 2006 the couple separated.
»My stupid phase«
Ferfried later called the relationship with Gsell: "My stupid phase, my two years of foolishness, that was maybe a bit too much, but who cares?"
Incidentally, he told the broadcaster from the outset that the whole thing would not end in a marriage.
Prince Ferfried, a touring car racer, looked like the black sheep of the Hohenzollern family, often representing the family in the tabloids.
Sometimes because of bankruptcy proceedings, sometimes because of a court case, sometimes because of alcoholism.
Recently things had calmed down around Prince Ferfried.