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Ludwig Alexander Hirtreiter 
Rex  Gildo
October 26, 1999
Age 60
 
 Suicide/Jump from window 
 
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                    MUNICH, Germany (AP) -- German pop singer Rex Gildo 
                    died of heart failure three days after attempting 
                    suicide by jumping from his third-floor apartment 
                    window, a Munich hospital spokeswoman said.  
                    He was 60.  

                    Gildo died Tuesday night after three days in an artificially 
                    induced coma, the spokeswoman said. She spoke on 
                    condition of anonymity.  

                    Authorities said Gildo had been suffering from 
                    psychological problems.  

                    Gildo, whose real name was Ludwig Hirtreiter, rode to 
                    fame in the 1960s and '70s with hits like "Fiesta 
                    Mexicana" and "Speedy Gonzales."  

                    He continued to perform in recent years at events like 
                    folk festivals. 
 

    
  
 
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                     Born to 02.07.1939 in Munich as Ludwig Alexander  
                     Hirtreiter. Rex might belong 
                     to the steadiest German hit makers.  

                     "Seven Weeks Bombay " in February 1960 
                     was his first hit by the duo wave of the 60's 
                     saw one Rex times with Gitte times with 
                     Conny under the hit cover.  

                     Its successes are enough from the 60's to far into the 70's. 
                     Apart from its successes as a hit interpreter  
                     Rex participated in more than thirty films. 

                     The list of its disk contracts is enough to in 
                     the 90's whereby it also regularly in  
                     Television to see is. 

                     Among its largest successes songs ranked 
                     like "Dondolo " (1969), "Fiesta Mexicana " 
                     (1972), "Marie, the last tanz are only for you " 
                     (1974) and "The Last Sirtaki " (1975). 


REX GILDO 

(Ludwig Alexander Hirtreiter). 
* 2,7,1939 in Munich,  

Son of a buyer. Professional school. Member of the Regensburger 
Domspatzen, play instruction, over 30 filmrollen. Singing instruction 
until today. So far appeared over 200 hits in German, English, French, 
Dutch language. 12 million sold disks.  

Admitted title: " on the street where you live ", " Speedy Gonzales ", 
"two blue vergissmeinnicht", " Dondolo ", " who forbids ", " 
MEMORIES ".  

From time to time successfully by common hits with Gitte : " now the 
world turns only around you " (3rd workstation of the German 
Schlagerfcstspiele 1964).  

Producer: Heinz Gietz as well as Peter and Thomas Meisel. 289 fan 
clubs (June 1971). Role of the " Freddy " in the German first 
performance of " My fair lady " (Berlin). " Brillantene record ". Own 
stage Show. " long-lasting phenomena " in the German Show business 
for over 10 years. Appearances in Paris, Copenhagen, Madrid.  

(from " hit in Germany ", hrsg. of victory mouth of helmet, 1972, broad heading & Haertel, Wiesbaden) 

                                 It is sold as the romantic boy. He is a genuine romantic, then it means. 
                                 And therefore it can sing also so convincingly romantic. 

                                 It is firmly that he has evenly large success since long time. Its career 
                                 began among other things by duo titles with Gitte: " Gehn it out, in the 
                                 city park the lanterns " was their largest common success. Both were 
                                 considered long time as pair of dreams of the Showszene. The fact 
                                 that it could make also alone successful titles pointed itself to the 
                                 separation from Gitte. However not only the romantic titles are 
                                 successful, but also the merry Mitklatschtitel. Yes, and then again the 
                                 romance! 

                                 How nevertheless did the girl in Rex Gildos tooth paste advertisement 
                                 say? " of these teeth I would like to be able to be bitten! "  

                                 (aus"Star scene ' 77 1000 of Top star paesentiert from Ilja judge ", 
                                 VN publishing house company for reference books ltd., rope nut taunusstein, 1977) 

                                 Already early the beautiful voice excited to 2.7. 1939 as Rudolf 
Hirtpichler (?) in Munich born the attention; one sent it to the world-famous " Regensburger Domspatzen 
", but its homesickness returned him soon to Munich. After Abitur 
and professional school he began a global and thorough formation 
for play, singing and tanz, had soon small theatre roles, those 
continued to increase and came fast to the film; today there is over 
30 filmrollen, and one saw him at that time first only as an actor.  

1959 however it was invited by Kurt Feltz (" hit Pope ") to the 
Vorsingen and success adjusted almost directly. The famous 
Duette with Gitte followed. For many years the two had a 
outstanding workstation in the German Show business and a strong 
influence on all areas of the growing up youth - until the ways of 
both artists separated again and rope Rex own plans followed. 
Today the versatile Rex is to be particularly found in the musical. 
Munich it remained faithful for its hometown.  
 

 
 
  
 
 

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