Sports presenter Andrea Otto’s († 47) last wish for her team

Last telephone conversation with Andrea Otto

“Light candles for me”

ARD presenter Andrea Otto suffered from a serious illness. She passed away on Friday at the age of 47. However, a last phone call with her colleagues reveals that she believed in her recovery until the end.

Published: 07/06/2022 at 10:56 am


Updated: 07/06/2022 at 11:45 am

The German TV world has been mourning Andrea Otto since Friday. The ARD and BR sports presenter died after a serious illness at the age of only 47 – this was confirmed by Bayerischer Rundfunk this Tuesday. A year and a half ago she had taken some time off to focus on her family and her health. Your team from the BR program “Abendschau” knew: Your TV colleague wished to return to the editorial office after recovery.

The sports journalist did not let the illness get her down until the end, the public broadcaster writes on its website. It also says: “In one of the last phone calls to Andrea Otto, she did not let her colleagues recognize the severity of her illness.” Otto didn’t give up hope until the end. “Rather, she made plans for the future, believed in recovery. In that call, she asked that candles be lit for her in the churches to remember her and to help in her recovery.”