Michael Morhardt was always there when Wolff-Christoph Fuss commented. Now he died suddenly on vacation. © Screenshots Instagram (@morinho22)
Shortly before the last Bundesliga matchday, Michael Morhardt, the long-time assistant to Sky commentator Wolff-Christoph Fuss, passed away.
Munich - Shortly before the Bundesliga final on Saturday, the sports channel Sky is shocked by sad news. The long-time employee Michael Morhardt died unexpectedly on vacation, he was known as an assistant and constant companion of the commentator Wolff-Christoph Fuss. Many colleagues expressed their condolences, Morhardt was only 55 years old.
Sky employee dies on vacation: Jörg Dahlmann dismayed by the death of Michael Morhardt
In tears, football commentator Jörg Dahlmann addressed the public on Instagram and announced the news of his death. "A person who may have been my best friend has passed away. A fantastic person, a great guy," the 64-year-old began. "Michael Morhardt was perhaps the kindest-hearted guy I've ever known. An absolutely correct person."
Morhardt "left us much too early," Dahlmann said. As Bild reports, the Sky man is said to have died of a heart attack while on holiday in Mallorca. As an assistant to the well-known commentator Wolff-Christoph Fuss, he was always there and therefore also known in the football industry. On the last matchday, he would have been in action for the match between Borussia Dortmund and Mainz, which will be commentated by Fuss.
Foot assistant Michael Morhardt died suddenly: "I'm shocked"
Fuss also reacted to the news. "It is incomprehensible and incomprehensible to me. I'm shocked. For almost 20 years, he has been by my side in the stadiums of this world. As an assistant, as an editor, but above all as a friend," he told Bild about Morhardt's death.
The 46-year-old also spoke about the upcoming working day in Dortmund. "It's going to be weird, it's going to be different without him tomorrow in Dortmund. He would have resented a refusal. In this respect, tomorrow will be a special day in many respects. The best ones always leave too early!"
Michael Morhardt passed away: Numerous colleagues and acquaintances express their condolences
Several colleagues from the industry expressed their grief, so moderator Matthias Killing wrote: "Oh heavens. That's terrible! What a fine fellow. Unbelievable ...". DAZN commentator Marco Hagemann also expressed his condolences. "What? I can't believe it! What kind of shit ... Michael, I will never forget our always very nice encounters. We'll see each other again someday...," the 46-year-old commented on Morhardt's sudden death.
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Presenter Oliver Forster spoke of "very, very bad news" and added: "He was wonderful. In cooperation, over a drink. Round about. Only the good die young". Filmmaker and director Aljoscha Pause also reacted with dismay: "It's really terrible. Very, very sad! Michael was an incredibly lovable guy, and a football romantic through and through!" he wrote. Bundesliga referee Patrick Ittrich was also affected and wrote: "I met him with Wolff at the weekend in Munich. I don't believe it." (ajr)