Heide Keller: “Traumschiff” actress died at the age of 81

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“Traumschiff” actress died at the age of 81

Heide Keller: Hardly any other actress has played a role similar to that on the “dream ship” over such a long period of time.


Many will remember her forever as “Beatrice” from the ZDF “Traumschiff”: As the broadcaster announced, the actress Heide Keller died last Friday.

Heide Keller was known to millions of series fans as head hostess Beatrice on the “dream ship”: She embodied this role with body and soul for 38 years. Now ZDF published an official statement on her death on Friday, August 27, 2021.

Heide Keller: cult figure over the decades

“No actress has embodied a comparable series role for so long. She also wrote the script herself, developed her character further and made her into a German cult figure,” writes the broadcaster in its funeral announcement. There is no more detailed information on the cause of death, however It is known that Heide Keller had been suffering from an illness for many years, and the actress never wanted to reveal what it was exactly.

Sources used: Official announcement from ZDF, twitter.com, Bunte.de