Jungle camp on RTL: These former candidates are now deceased
Created: 01/10/2023 10:29 am
By: Fabienne Schimbeno
The jungle camp on RTL has been very popular for years.
In the meantime, however, we had to say goodbye to various candidates for all eternity:
1 / 23Costa Cordalis: In 2004 he took part in the jungle camp on RTL and even won the first of 16 seasons so far.
Then in July 2019 the sad news: Costa Cordalis died at the age of only 75.
© dpa/Stefan Menne
2 / 23Costa Cordalis is best known for his warm and open nature.
In the jungle camp, he "hangs" from exam to exam, always gave everything.
In the end, the viewers give him the most votes and he becomes king of the jungle in 2004. © RTL/dpa/Stefan Menne
3 / 232015 Costa Cordalis takes part in the offshoot show "I'm a star - let me back in!"
Along with eight other celebs, he is struggling to get back into the Australian jungle but is thwarted by his competitors.
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4 / 23 Sad news for this former jungle camp candidate: On February 22, 2021, Daniel Küblböck will be declared dead forever.
By resolution, September 9, 2018 is set as the time of death.
The 33-year-old was lost forever after a cruise.
© dpa/Wolfgang Thieme
5 / 232004 Daniel Küblböck (2nd from right, first row) takes part with nine other celebrities in "I'm a star – get me out of here!" on RTL.
In the first of 16 seasons so far, he took third place.
His comrades-in-arms Lisa Fitz and Costa Cordalis are ahead in the final, Costa Cordalis wins the crown in the end.
© RTL/dpa/Stefan Menne
6 / 23In the jungle camp, Daniel Küblböck is particularly noticeable because of his lively nature.
In jungle tests, he tends to scream and sometimes bursts into tears - here at the test in the "cockroach coffin".
© RTL/dpa/Stefan Menne
7 / 23 Also died after participating in the jungle camp: Pop singer Werner Böhm (here on the right with Costa Cordalis).
The 78-year-old dies on June 2, 2020 in Gran Canaria.
In 2004 he placed fifth in the jungle.
© dpa/Marius Becker
8 / 23How do you actually know Werner Böhm?
He was born on June 5, 1941 as the son of a soprano and a pianist in Thorn (German Reich).
Böhm is best known for his career as the fictional character Gottlieb Wendehals.
His hit "Polonaise Blankenese" is still an absolute classic at every carnival party!
© dpa/Jens Kalaene
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9 / 23 Huge shock also with this former jungle camp candidate: on April 20, 2021, pop star Willi Herren will close his eyes forever.
The 45-year-old is found dead in his apartment in Cologne-Mülheim.
The cause of death is said to have been a sedative that the doctors had prescribed for him.
His widow Jasmin Herren talks about it in 2022 in the jungle camp on RTL.
© dpa/Henning Kaiser
10 / 23Willi Herren is best known for his role as the nasty "Olli" in the ARD cult series "Lindenstraße".
For more than 15 years he has been part of the show in the first.
In 2005 he began his Schlager career.
In the jungle, Herren ranked third in 2004.
He takes part in the second season back then.
© dpa/Jörg Carstensen
11 / 23 Also died after participating in the jungle camp on RTL: Günther Kaufmann.
The actor is only 64 years old.
He dies on May 10, 2012 as a result of a heart attack.
© dpa/Arno Burgi
12 / 23In the jungle camp, Günther Kaufmann took sixth place in 2009.
Along with nine other celebrities, he is fighting for the title of king of the jungle.
In the end, however, he cannot assert himself against his competitors.
© IMAGO/Metodi Popov
13 / 23Also interesting: Günther Kaufmann was tried several times during his lifetime.
On November 27, 2002, he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment on the basis of a false confession of attempted extortion resulting in death.
However, he was released again in 2005 – the real perpetrators had been convicted.
On March 27, 2006, however, Kaufmann was sentenced to a suspended sentence and a fine for deprivation of liberty in a particularly serious case, since two alleged accomplices had been in custody for three weeks due to his false testimony.
© dpa/Matthias Schrader
14 / 23Walter Freiwald is a candidate for the ninth season "I'm a star – get me out of here!" on RTL.
The 65-year-old died on November 16, 2019 as a result of cancer.
Just a few days earlier, he had made his illness public on social media.
© dpa/Monika Skolimowska
15 / 23Walter Freiwald is best known for his career as a moderator.
From 1989 to 1997 he moderated the program "Der Preis isthot" on RTL, where he initially acted as an off-voice alongside Harry Wijnvoord.
In the jungle, Freiwald takes sixth place.
In addition to him, ten other celebrities fought for the crown.
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16 / 23Rolf Zacher, the actor with the cool glasses: he died on February 3, 2018 at the age of 76.
He has appeared in around 200 film and television productions.
© dpa/Ursula Düren
17 / 23Rolf Zacher takes part in the jungle camp on RTL in 2016.
In the jungle, he often has to do without exams.
The reason is his health.
Only two years later, Rolf Zacher is dead. © IMAGO/Sven Simon
18 / 23 "Hey boss, I need more money": Gunter Gabriel was an icon beyond compare.
His hits made him known throughout Germany.
© dpa/Monika Skolimowska
19 / 23In January 2016, Gunter Gabriel moves to the Australian jungle.
Along with eleven other celebrities, he fights for the title of king of the jungle, but voluntarily leaves the show.
© dpa/Daniel Reinhardt
Then, on June 22, 2017, came the shocking news: Gunter Gabriel died at the age of 75.
He had previously sustained a triple fracture of the first cervical vertebra.
The injury resulted from a fall down a flight of stairs.
Gunter Gabriel died as a result of his operations.
© dpa/Britta Pedersen
21 / 23Jens Büchner moves to the Australian jungle in 2017.
In addition to eleven other candidates, he wants to bring the crown home, but only manages sixth place.
© dpa/Andreas Arnold
22 / 23Jens Büchner is known in particular for his participation in the VOX show "Goodbye Germany".
Here, viewers can accompany him on his emigration to Mallorca, where he started out as a party singer a few years later, in 2014.
© IMAGO/Spot on Mallorca
23 / 23Jens Büchner dies on November 17, 2018.
He will only be 49 years old.
The cause of death is a severe lung disease.
Jens Büchner suffered from lung cancer.