German Sports World Mourns the Loss of Commentator Legend Günter Zapf at Age 66

German Sports World Mourns the Loss of Commentator Legend Günter Zapf at Age 66
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    Shock for the German sports world: commentator legend Günter Zapf has died at the age of 66. Fans and colleagues mourn the loss of the well-known television voice.

    Munich – For years he was a loyal companion to thousands of football, wrestling and baseball fans in Germany: Now commentator legend Günter Zapf has died at the age of 66. The cause of death is not yet known. The Munich native leaves behind many colleagues and fans in deep mourning.

    Munich commentator legend Günter Zapf dies at the age of 66

    During his active time as a commentator, Zapf worked for many different broadcasters, including RTL-II, tm3, Tele 5 and Sports1 Most recently, he commented on games from the American leagues NFL (football) and MLB (baseball) for the streaming provider DAZN, among others, and was considered one of the best-known football commentators in the country.

    However, Zapf had already become more well-known among German fans as the voice of wrestling reporting. For almost 20 years, he and his colleague Carsten Schaefer were considered the voice of the US wrestling promotion WWE.

    Commentator legend Günter Zapf has died at the age of 66. © Instagram / dazn_de and IMAGO / APress

    DAZN colleague mourns Zapf: “It was an honour”

    Until last year, Zapf could be heard at the microphone at football matches alongside DAZN commentator Florian Hauser. On Monday (June 24), Hauser confirmed the death of his colleague. “We accompanied many shows and games together. Legend Günter was a role model,” he said in the emotional statement on Instagram.

    Hauser continues: “Rest in peace, my friend – you are a pioneer of football and wrestling in Germany and an incredibly great person. Thank you for all the moments, your time and the advice – it was an honour!” In addition to Hauser, DAZN and ransport on social media, saying goodbye and expressing their condolences to the bereaved.

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    Fans pay tribute to deceased commentator: “He will never be replaced”

    For many fans, the sudden death of the veteran commentator is a shock. In numerous, sometimes emotional posts on X and Instagram Fans remember the long-time sports voice.

    A user on X writes: “I don’t know how many hours of my life I listened to this man. The fact is, his voice has been with me as long as some of my oldest friends. I will miss it – and we will all miss his knowledge of the sport. He will be irreplaceable.” Another says: “A great voice of wrestling and football has left us. Rest in peace, Günter.”

    In addition to numerous fans, German NFL star David Bada and former national soccer player Tim Borowski are also saying goodbye. Last year, a DAZN commentator died at just 24 years of age. (LuHa)

    2024-06-24 17:07:19
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