The RTL legend is dead: the family mourns the presenter of a cult – he was considered a “supporter of the common people”

A wall with the RTL logo, taken during a presentation of the RTL program.

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He was mostly known from the popular RTL consumer show “How Please ?!”. Now the presenter Geert Müller-Gerbes has died at the age of 83.

Bonn – From 1992 to 1999 he passionately moderated the Consumer program “Excuse me ?!” above RTL. That’s why it became that The advocate of the small people called. Now the popular one TV presenter Geert Müller-Gerbes died at the age of 83. His two sons confirmed this on Monday (23 November 2020) to the German news agency (dpa). His father fell asleep peacefully with his family on Sunday. A bitter loss not only for her, but also for many colleagues and fans.

TV presenter died: Geert Müller-Gerbes was considered an advocate for ordinary people

About Cause of death so far nothing is known. According to, Müller-Gerbes suffered one ten years ago Cancer. He is said to have survived this despite relapse. His career was unprecedented. After studying law and studying history and sociology, he was press secretary of Federal President Gustav Heinemann. He then worked for Radio Luxemburg as a correspondent from Germany in Bonn. Later it was Corresponding leader for the RTL radio and subsequently for the then new private television broadcaster RTL plus.

RTL presenter is dead – his family is in great sadness

With the weekly Saturday night show “How please ?!” It reached an average of 4.3 million viewers. The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” called him the “avenger of the annoyed, the Robin Hood of RTL”. In another RTL series entitled “We Fight for You,” which the broadcaster produced in collaboration with churches, he described the fate of the people who needed it through no fault of their own. In 2000 he gave up co-moderating the WDR talk show and retired into private life. His family and colleagues are in great sadness. Müller-Gerbes leaves behind his wife and four children. (dpa / jbr)

Meanwhile, the world of TV mourns a favorite of numerous cooking shows.

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