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What’s ‘Kicker’ Editor Rainer Holzschuh’s Cause of Death?


Many are asking about long-time “Kicker” editor Rainer Holzschuh’s cause of death after he passed away on (October 7, 2021) at the age of 77. May he rest in power.

The Bundesliga, as well as the editorial staff of the specialist magazine “Kicker,” confirmed the heartbreaking news, announcing that one of the greatest personalities in German sports journalism, Rainer Holzschuh, lost his life on Thursday night.

The long-serving publisher of the respected weekly journal kicker, Holzschuh, shaped the professional magazine for over half a century in many functions, as managing editor, editor-in-chief, and eventually as publisher from 2010 and for a decade. He loved football, and the fact was always evident in his commitment and his daily work.

FC Bayern mourns with the relatives, friends, and coworkers of Rainer Holzschuh. He was always a fair and reputable partner when it came to reporting. Holzschuh came to fame along with kicker over the decades, and his successes set standards that will live on and inspire his fans. German football will remember him as an extraordinary person.

Throughout his education, Holzschuh belonged to the writing guild, at that time still with the “Augsburger Allgemeine.” In 1971 he kicked off working for the soccer newspaper, which he shaped in the coming decades. He managed the north and west editorial offices of the magazine till 1983, after which he was selected as press officer of the German Football Association (DFB) for five years.

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Any Illness Became Rainer Holzschuh’s Cause of Death?

Although no official sources clarified Rainer Holzschuh’s cause of death at this time, some claim he lost his life due to a not-mentioned illness he had been suffering from recently.

However, US day News does not confirm any rumors; our team is trying to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. Nevertheless, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.

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After a while, he returned to the “kicker,” where he replaced the famous editor-in-chief, Karl-Heinz Heimann. From 2010 until the end of last year, Holzschuh was the editor of the paper.

He was additionally the initiator and one of the founders of ESM (European Sports Media), of which he was president until the end. Born on June 17, 1944, in Bad Kissingen, Holzschuh was also a beloved guest on sports talk shows on German TV.

Many are asking about long-time “Kicker” editor Rainer Holzschuh's cause of death after he passed away on (October 7, 2021) at the age of 77. May he rest in power.
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Holzschuh always gave the most successful Bundesliga scorers the “golden shoe.” Actually, FC Bayern legend Robert Lewandowski was honored by Holzschuh to prevent the journalist’s illness in September. “Rainer Holzschuh has shaped the sports media landscape for decades as the face of the ‘kicker.’ His work will remain visible for a long time to come,” stated Olympia-Verlag managing director, Bärbel Schnell.

Reactions to Death of Rainer Holzschuh

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rainer Holzschuh’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these challenging days. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; Fans widely ask, “what happened to him?” So if you have any related information about his death, please share it with us.

Soon after the heartbreaking news was released, many of Rainer’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes:

Someone wrote, “We have lost one of the giants of football journalism. Rainer Holzschuh, who’ll be best known to many as the long-time chief Kicker editor has passed away at 77. He also had a spell in the 80s as head of media at the DFB. Thoughts with Rainer’s loved ones.”

Another said, “German football is mourning the death of Rainer Holzschuh, the long-serving publisher of the respected weekly journal kicker, who passed away on Thursday night at the age of 77.”

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