“Refrain from further speculation”: RTL announces the cause of death of Jan Hahn († 47)


Cologne –

Great sadness at RTL: As the broadcaster announced on Thursday (May 6), presenter Jan Hahn died on Tuesday at the age of 47. Quite a few colleagues and spectators are shocked.

  • Colleagues publicly mourn Jan Hahn
  • Moderator died at the age of 47 after developing cancer
  • He moderated “Good Morning Germany”

Jan Hahn died after a short and serious illness, according to RTL on Thursday. He presented “Guten Morgen Deutschland”, from 2005 to 2016 he was the presenter for Sat.1- “Breakfast TV”.

RTL presenter Jan Hahn († 47) died of cancer

As the broadcaster announced on Friday (May 7th), Hahn died after suffering from cancer. Previously, there had apparently been a lot of speculation about the cause of death of the moderator.

“Out of consideration for his family and friends, we would like to ask you to refrain from further speculation about the cause of death,” said a spokeswoman for his employer.

Sat.1 “Breakfast TV” colleagues commemorate Jan Hahn after his death

On the morning after the announcement (May 7th) colleagues from Sat.1 remembered their deceased ex-colleague with an emotional contribution. The mood in the studio was different that day.

“It’s a very, very sad day for the Sat.1 morning magazine. We all support each other this morning, ”began the moderator Karen Heinrichs (47), visibly concerned.

A video message showed her colleague Marlene Lufen (50), who moderated in doubles with Jan Hahn for years and now said in tears: “It is extremely difficult for me to put into words what that means for all of us. It’s just so sad. I want us to have great memories of Jan Hahn. “

Sat.1- “Breakfast TV” presenter Karen Heinrichs cries on TV about Jan Hahn’s death

His long-time friend Matthias Killing (41) also expressed himself and said sadly: “The fact that he is suddenly no longer there is beyond my grasp.”

Scenes from his career were faded in before Heinrichs took over again and finally said: “In this studio there is a piece by Jan Hahn, I can feel that particularly today.”

Then the 47-year-old could no longer hold back her tears and began to cry. In the course of the program, the otherwise good-humored blonde repeatedly fought back tears.

“Guten Morgen Deutschland” presenter Susanna Ohlen speaks through tears about the death of Jan Hahn

The “Guten Morgen Deutschland” team thought of the deceased moderator beforehand. When presenter Angela Finger-Erben (41) read the message from a viewer, her voice began to tremble. “I always think he’s coming in here soon,” she said, moved, trying to hold back the tears.

After an emotional review, Susanna Ohlen (39) said tearfully: “We were a great team”. TV presenter Jana Azizi also said goodbye to her friend and colleague on Instagram.

“I had my first ‘Guten Morgen Deutschland’ show with you. I still don’t want to believe it, I will miss you and never forget you, dear Jan ”, she writes about a joint black and white photo of the two.

Jan Hahn is dead: RTL mourns the moderator with moving words

The previous evening RTL had quoted Stephan Schmitter, managing director of “RTL News”: “We are all shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden death of Jan. The RTL family is losing a very special person and dear colleague who has given us all wonderful TV moments Has. All of our thoughts and deep compassions go with his family and loved ones. Jan, we will never forget you! “

On Thursday evening, RTL responded to the sad news in its program. Peter Kloeppel and Ulrike von der Groeben put in a few seconds to commemorate their colleagues on the news program “RTL Aktuell”. “RTL Exclusiv” also ended with a contribution in memory of the 47-year-old.

Sat.1 mourns Jan Hahn († 47)

His ex-broadcaster Sat.1 also mourns his former colleague: “Our hearts are heavy today: We mourn Jan Hahn. For many years he gave us special moments at #FFS. Our thoughts and deep compassion are with his family. We will never forget you, dear Jan ”, writes the broadcaster on Twitter.

Jan Hahn was born in Leipzig in 1973 and was a father of three. He has been active in front of the camera since 2001: He had his first television experience for the MDR with the program “Let’s Dance” as an outdoor presenter. Before that he worked for many years as a radio presenter.

Jan Hahn: From radio to MDR, from Sat.1 to RTL

In 2003 he received his own TV format on MDR: “Greetings from …”. In 2005 he switched to Sat.1, where he initially moderated “Fight for Your Wife” and, from 2005, Sat.1 “Breakfast TV”. In 2017 Jan Hahn switched to RTL and has since been part of the permanent team of moderators for “Guten Morgen Deutschland”.

Jan Hahn was also seen in some series, and in 2010 had a guest appearance on the telenovela “Anna und die Liebe”. In 2011 he played a superintendent in an episode of “The Last Bull”. (mg, sj, ta)

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