Willy Schnitzler, former member of the band “Bläck Fööss”, died in a traffic accident in Hungary. The cult musician was 67 years old.
The accident occurred last week on the highway near Lake Balaton. We are all very sad and can not believe it, “says Fööss producer Reiner Hömig on the” Cologne Express “. According to initial findings, Schnitzler got out of the car on the highway due to a breakdown – and was then hit by a vehicle.
Willy Schnitzler was 25 years at “Bläck Fööss”
Willy Schnitzler was part of the cult band from Cologne for 25 years as a keyboard player and had to say goodbye in 2006 due to an arthrosis in his hands. The musician Andreas Wegener then took his place on the keyboard.
After his band exit Schnitzler moved with his wife to Hungary.
“Bläck Fööss” is considered one of the most successful Cologne dialect bands. “France, France” was the biggest hit of the men so far. And many children know the band: In 1973 “Bläck Fööss” played the title song to “Wickie and the strong men”.