(1940 or 1941 – 13 July 2006
) was a representative of the Berlin Senate Department
and spokesman for the 12 host cities during the 2006 FIFA World Cup
. His duties included coordinating the "Fan Mile
" near Berlin
's Brandenburg Gate
, a spot where hundreds of thousands of fans watched the matches on giant screens during the month-long tournament.
He shot himself hours after the World Cup Final and died in hospital four days later.