Sudden Farewell: German Star Falko Ochsenknecht’s Untimely Departure Shocks Fans

He was best known for his role in the RTL2 show "Berlin—Tag und Nacht"

German actor and pop singer Falko Ochsenknecht has passed away unexpectedly at the age of 39. His (eltern) parents must be devasted to have lost him at such a young age.

Key Takeaways

  • German actor and pop singer Falko Ochsenknecht di*d unexpectedly at 39 weeks before his 40th birthday.
  • Ochsenknecht was best known for his role in the RTL2 show “Berlin—Tag und Nacht” and his music career as “Ole ohne Kohle.”
  • His girlfriend “Perle” announced the news on TikTok, while his best friend revealed he passed away of heart failure in his Berlin apartment.

The Sad News Was Announced By Girlfriend

Falko Ochsenknecht’s partner “Perle” announced the news on TikTok on July 2, 2024.

Unfortunately, our dearest soulmate has suddenly left us,” she wrote in her post. “It’s sad that I have to write this post, but since rumors are already circulating online, I would like to get ahead of it. It’s all bad enough and we still can’t believe it all.

Perle Via TikTok

According to his best friend, Andre R.,

He died of heart failure. He was found in his Berlin apartment on Monday by his cleaner and the police. The cleaner couldn’t get into the apartment, it was locked from the inside. But she heard the dog in the apartment and he never left it alone. She then called the police.

Andre R.

He added,

“It’s all very tragic. He was still very young. He would have just turned 40 on July 30th. He had every opportunity to lead a carefree life!”

Andre R.

Falko joins his beloved dog, Amy, who passed away in 2018 and to whom he had dedicated a book.

The 39-year-old left behind a legacy that will be cherished by many. He was loved and adored everywhere he went.

Ochsenknecht was best known for his role in the RTL2 show “Berlin—Tag und Nacht” from 2011 to 2018. After a two-year break, he returned to the show in 2020.

He portrayed Ole Peters, one of the show’s main characters. Two years ago, he withdrew from the series for more free time to focus on his music career.

Under the aliasOle ohne Kohle,” the Lüdenscheid native also successfully released several party hits and performed them at Ballermann.

In 2021, Falko was part of the dating show “Adam sucht Eva – Gestrandet im Paradies.”

A Legend In German Soap Opera

Tributes and condolences come in from his fans, friends, and colleagues. His on-screen mother also paid her respect and said,

Dear Falko, the news of your death has deeply shaken, shocked, and made me incredibly sad. We always had a lot of fun during filming, laughed a lot, and had interesting conversations. You still had so many plans, but unfortunately, life had planned a different path for you. One day, we will see each other again.
RIP, dear “play son.” My condolences to his family

Sandra Kretschmer Via Instagram

Similarly, another co-actor, Denise Schwitalle, wrote,

“Take care, dear Falko! I hope you and Alfio are up to some mischief up there again! 🕊️”

Denise Schwitalle

In Case You Didn’t Know

  • Before Falko Ochsenknecht acted, he was trained as an insurance salesman.
  • Even though there is speculation he wasn’t related to Uwe Ochsenknecht.


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