Heino mourns Hannelore: a part of him died with her

At the beginning of November, Heino (84) had to say goodbye to his wife, Hannelore Kramm (1942-2023), to whom he had been married since 1979.

Heino mourns Hannelore: a part of him died with her

At the beginning of November, Heino (84) had to say goodbye to his wife, Hannelore Kramm (1942-2023), to whom he had been married since 1979. In his first detailed interview after the death of his wife of many years, the pop singer spoke, among other things, about how shocking the news was for him that Hannelore had died.

“Of course I’m more than sad,” says Heino in an interview with “Bild am Sonntag”. According to him, it will be a long time before he "gets back to normal - if at all. A part of me also died with Hannelore." The singer continues: "I miss everything about Hannelore, her kindness and her peculiarities." He has “only beautiful memories” of his wife.

In the morning Heino spoke to Hannelore on the phone and she felt “wonderful”. At that time he was in Berlin for a TV recording. A little later she called his manager, Helmut Werner (39), and said that she wasn't feeling well. He called the emergency services.

Heino and his manager broke off and got into the car, but on the way Werner received another call: "Suddenly tears started streaming down his face. I was paralyzed and asked: Did Hannelore die? I already knew the answer." At first, the singer didn't realize the bad news because he was in shock. The pain only came “when I realized that Hannelore was no longer there.”

“It is with great pain that we have to inform you that Heino’s beloved wife Hannelore has fallen asleep peacefully at home in Kitzbühel,” has been written on Heino’s homepage since November 15th. He is “in great sadness and misses his Hannelore every moment.” Shortly before, “Bild” reported that Kramm had died on November 8th at the age of 82. Werner had also confirmed the news to “Spiegel”.

The singer now goes on to explain why he didn't initially announce that his wife had died: "I wanted to bury Hannelore in peace and quiet. I wanted to have this moment of farewell all to myself." There were only a few people there at the funeral; he couldn't have survived it any other way.

Heino now wants to stay with his manager and his wife, Nicole Mieth (33), who take good care of him. At home in Kitzbühel he would be "all alone and wandering around the house. I wouldn't know what to do with all the memories." Little Lennie - the son of Werner and Mieth, whose birth was announced by the former "Forbidden Love" actress and Heino's manager in September - provides distraction and a lot of joy.

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