Worn out sports shoes and rubber duckies: More than a year after the death of Willi Herren, his estate is auctioned off to the highest bidder. At the online auction, interested parties can bid on around 660 things from their personal possessions until the end of September, as the managing director of Krefeld's "Auktions Service West GmbH", Michael Blum, said on Thursday.
Bids had already been placed for some items just one day after the start of the auction. Herren, who became known as serial bully Olli Klatt on “Lindenstraße” and singer of Mallorca party hits, was found dead in his Cologne apartment in April 2021 at the age of 45.
"The proceeds from the auction will flow into the insolvency estate," explained attorney Kristina Wessing from the law firm Niering Stock Tömp, which is responsible for the insolvency administration, when asked by the dpa. In the process, creditors had registered claims totaling around 400,000 euros. The items to be auctioned were selected in consultation with the widow Jasmin Herren.
This told RTL that the auction would certainly have been in Willi's interest. In order to determine the value, she marked each individual part for the estate administrator. "Nevertheless, it hurts me a lot," said the 43-year-old. "I hope that everything finds a dignified place."