The death of Mirco Nontschew, who was found lifeless in his attic apartment in Berlin at the beginning of December after being out of reach a few days earlier, continues to move his family, friends, colleagues and fans. After Nontschew’s death, there was a great wave of expressions of sympathy and memories of the “RTL Saturday Night” star. RTL changed its program at short notice to pay a final tribute to the comedy talent who had died at the age of just 52.
The circumstances surrounding Mirco Nontschew’s death are still not fully clarified, although it is said that he died a “natural death”. And even when it is finally clear why Nonchev had to die so early, it will be a while before his death can be processed by those who were close to him. Now, almost a month after Mirco’s death, another colleague spoke up, who hadn’t been able to speak until now: Kaya Yanar (48). The German-Turkish comedian has now surprisingly published a long video in memory of Mirco, in which he expresses his feelings about the death of his colleague in an unfiltered manner. And he does not hold back with allegations.
“I’ve lost sight of him … and the next thing I notice is that he is no longer alive,” says Kaya Yanar in the very emotional video in which he shares his very personal memories of Mirco for 20 minutes: “This message hit me so.” They got along well and he couldn’t quite understand why he hadn’t kept in contact, said Kaya Yanar. He wanted to invite him to his show as often as possible, “… because I just love this guy,” said Yanar.
It is particularly painful for Kaya that it would have been so easy for him to get in touch again ”: I said to myself: Man, you have his damn cell phone number in here,” he says sadly with a look at his smartphone. “And you just didn’t …” Then his words stop, the anger at himself is written on his face. Not being able to keep in contact is “really tragic in this case”, Kaya Yanar tries to put his feelings into words. “That hit me twice.”
Yanar is obviously very resentful that he hasn’t just called Mirco in recent years. He keeps talking about it, always making the same accusations: “I don’t know why I assume that people are there forever.” When he talks about it, he even tears. “I still have his number in here… that’s what hurts again. I’m so mad at myself Not that any fate has changed. I just realized how finally the whole thing is here. “
For Mirco himself, Kaya has only the highest praise left: “He was a very special guy and such an inspiration for me. Long before I had my own show and career. ” He remembers how he met Mirco personally in the early 2000s. “He spoke to me at eye level, and he was already a living legend. (…) He was one of the greatest talents we had in Germany. A guy like that doesn’t come back every year. A talent of the century. “