Heino’s wife Hannelore was buried in the closest circle in Kitzbühel. The 84-year-old made a decision after her death: He would continue to sing, but cut a special song from the program.
After the death of his wife Hannelore, Heino (84) thanked him for his great sympathy. Heino’s manager Helmut Werner told the German Press Agency that he had received hundreds, if not thousands, of messages of sympathy.
“Heino is in great sadness and misses his Hannelore every moment. But he would like to let you know that the many warm messages are reaching him and that he is very touched by the kind lines you sent him!”, it said on the musician’s website .
Hannelore was buried a week after her death on Wednesday in the cemetery in Kitzbühel among her closest friends and family. Werner reported that Heino placed 44 red roses on Hannelore’s grave, one for each year of marriage. “Heino was able to say goodbye quietly.”
The singer and actress Hannelore Kramm was the woman at Heino’s side for more than four decades. She died a week ago, on November 8th, at the age of 82 in Kitzbühel, Austria. Heino and Hannelore married in 1979 and were considered the dream couple of German folk music for many years.
A memorial service will be held next spring for the public and fans in memory of Hannelore. The exact date has not yet been set.
The manager announced that Heino’s church tour, which was originally supposed to continue this weekend, would take place: “Heino continues to sing.” However, the continuation of the tour will be postponed by a week. The tour will resume on November 24th in Dresden. The next appearance is planned for December 2nd in Bad Tölz (Bavaria). “The tour in the churches was Hannelore’s idea. This tour will take place in memory of Hannelore,” said Werner. “Heino needs his fans more than ever.”
Instead of several appearances, Heino will initially do one concert per week “to see how he can do it.” He will also remove the song “It’s nice to be in the world” from the program. The new, revised tour schedule will be published on the homepage.
Heino has already played his baritone at 250 concerts in places of worship as part of the “Die Himmel rühmen” tour. Originally, concerts were planned in 23 other cities over three months from next weekend, which would take him through four countries.
I am an author and journalist who has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. I currently work as a news editor at a major news website, and my focus is on covering the latest trends in entertainment. I also write occasional pieces for other outlets, and have authored two books about the entertainment industry.