Death information Janusz Weiss Radio Zet reported citing his son’s words.
“It is with deep regret and great despair that we announce that on March 10, after a hard fight with a cruel disease, our Beloved Husband, Wonderful Daddy, a Man of Great Goodness. Janusz Weiss passed away,” the family informed.
The popular journalist was married twice: with Grażyna (from 1974 until her death in 2005) and with Masha, with whom he had two sons: Jan and Maksymilian.
“Super Express”, referring to information on the website of the Municipal Cemetery Board in Warsaw, reported that Janusz Weiss will be buried at the Powązki Military Cemetery. The grave is located in Aleja Zasłużonych, near the last resting place of Emilian Kamiński.
The exact date of the funeral has not yet been announced, but usually information about the location of the grave appears on the cemetery’s website 2-3 days before the ceremony.
Janusz Weiss was known primarily as a popular radio and television journalist, who in 1990, together with Andrzej Woyciechowski founded Radio Zet. He was associated with the station he founded until 2013. In the years 2013-2016 he worked in Program I of Polish Radio, while in the years 2017-2019 he hosted the journalistic program “Without Limits” on the television Superstacja.
In 1967 he appeared in a cabaret Abacus together with, among others Magda UmerAndrzej Woyciechowski and Krzysztof Knittle. A few months later, he founded a cabaret group Independent Lounge With Jack Kleyff and Michał Tarkowski. In the 1970s, he announced on stage, among others Anna Jantar and Irena Jarockaand hosted an entertainment program on TVP Youth Television Screen. In 1976, he signed a letter of protest against changes in the constitution of the People’s Republic of Poland.
In Radio Zet (1990-2011) he hosted a popular show “I’m calling you, sir, on a very unusual matter”.
He was the host Gala of Popular and Sidewalk Songs in Sala Kongresowa in Warsaw in 1992. He hosted game shows on TVP “A Billion in Understanding” (1993-2005) and “Gold Business” (2003-2005). In the first two Polish editions of the program “Fort Boyard” played the role of Father Fouras. He was removed from public television after appearing in a television commercial.
In 2011, he was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.