Gerhard Tötschinger, Austrian actor, Died at 70


Gerhard Tötschinger was born on June 26, 1946, and died on August 10, 2016.
He was an Austrian actor, director, and writer.
He grew up in Vienna and studied theater and art history after gymnasium.
Tötschinger started his theatrical career in the 1960s, appearing in plays in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
During the 1970s, the actor first appeared as a director.
Gerhard Tötschinger organized the “Fest in Hellbrunn” in Salzburg, the Festival “Arteuropa” in Todi and the Sommerspiele Perchtoldsdorf.
He wrote numerous books on the history of Austria, the Habsburgs and Franz Liszt.
Tötschinger ran for the Landtag in 2010 on the ÖVP ticket.
During 2012, Gerhard received the Buchpreis der Wiener Wirtschaft.
During 2015, Tötschinger received the Goldenes Verdienstzeichen des Landes Wien.
Gerhard Tötschinger suffered a serious fall in 2009 and had his left foot amputated. He died of a pulmonary embolism on 10 August 2016.
Gerhard Tötschinger was vacationing in St. Gilgen with his partner, Christiane Hörbiger, whom he planned to soon marry.
Gerhard Tötschinger passed away at 70 years old.