Sky and RTL in great mourning for TV legend († 64) – football commentator with emotional words

    Mourning at Sky and RTL.

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    At RTL and Sky, he once served as sports director. Now he has died at the age of 64 – a football commentator posted emotional farewell words.

    • RTL and Sky mourn their former sports director.
    • He died at the age of 64 after a long illness.
    • Burkhard Weber once moderated the Bundesliga broadcast “kick-off“.

    Cologne – He was once in front of the camera for the Bundesliga show “Anpfiff”, he also worked for the production company “probono” and served as sports director RTL and Sky, Now is Burkhard Weber dead. He died at the age of 64.

    Burkhard Weber is dead.

    © pa / obs / Sky Germany / Nadine Rupp / Ruppography

    Already on Saturday, January 25th, Sky had moderator Michael Leopold announces the news. At “All games, all goals” he said: “At the end of this broadcast, I would like to represent our longstanding sports director on behalf of the entire Sky football and sports editorial team Burkhard Weber to pay the last respects. Burkhard left us after a long, serious illness, our thoughts are with his friends, with his family, with his children, and we wish a lot, a lot of strength. ”

    Burkhard Weber: former sports director of RTL and Sky is dead

    Burkhard Weber began his journalistic career as an RTL volunteer in Luxembourg. He eventually rose to become deputy head of sports, and from May 1992 he was head of the department. 2011 changed Burkhard Weber then to Sky commentator Joachim Hebel remembered his former boss in an emotional tweet.

    “Incredible,” wrote football expert Hebel. “In an opaque phase, he asked me to his office and we had one of the best conversations in my career. He believed in me and inspired me. Thank you – I will never forget that. May you rest in peace. “

    Mourning for Burkhard Weber: Most recently he was a consultant for the Boxstall Universum

    Most recently, Weber worked as a consultant for the Boxstall Universum, which had reorganized in 2019.

    These days, sports fans from all over the world are of course also mourning basketball legend Kobe Bryant. He died in a helicopter crash. Shortly before his death, he sent a message to the son of a long-time companion.

    Sky and RTL – a moderator is now moving from Munich to Cologne. There she is still in demand as a sports expert.


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