Death drama about Kurt Ostbahn

Mourning in Austropop. Willi Resetarits († 73) died in an accident yesterday.

Taking leave. On Thursday there was the “Amadeus” for his collaboration with Molden, Soyka and Wirth. On Friday he played his Stubnblues in St. Pölten. And only on Saturday at the refugee ball he initiated in Wr. City hall. Now Willi Resetarits is dead. Kurt Ostbahn extinguished. “Willi Resetarits died in an accident this morning. I’m incredibly sad,” confirms manager and friend Erich Schindlecker the unbelievable. He is said to have died in a fall down the stairs.

Conscience. All of Austria mourns. About a great musician. For a great man. “I like to live, otherwise I would be dead,” he said in his biography in 2018. He was considered our musical conscience.

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resume His life has always been in the service of rock ‘n’ roll and empathy. In 1969 the native of Burgenland-Croat broke off his English studies to pursue music. First successes with the butterflies. But also a flop at ESC. In 1980, Günter Brödl invented the Ostbahn kurti for him. The Austrian answer to Bruce Springsteen. In addition, dozens of music projects, political and social commitment. He was a co-initiator of Asylum in Need and SOS Mitmensch and founded Integrationshaus Wien in 1995. The fact that he made his last appearance just for this can only be fate.