|Died||1 October 2012 51) (aged|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, TV presenter|
Dirk Bach (23 April 1961 – 1 October 2012) was a German actor, comedian, and TV presenter,best known as the co-host of Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus! , the German version of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! .
After school, Bach worked in theatres in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, New York City, Utrecht, and Vienna. In 1992, Bach was part of the theatre group in Cologne at the Schauspielhaus and appeared on the German television channel RTL on the Dirk Bach Show. Bach performed in Lukas (1996–2001) on the German TV channel ZDF, for which he received the Telestar award (1996), the German Comedy Award (1999), and the Goldene Kamera (2001).
In 2002, Bach starred in Der kleine Mönch on ZDF. Bach worked in Sesamstraße , the German version of Sesame Street , as the character Pepe. He often performed with Hella von Sinnen on different television productions. From 2004 on, Bach and Sonja Zietlow presented the German edition of the show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! . In 2005, Bach played the character Urmel in Urmel aus dem Eis ( Impy's Island ). Since 2006, Bach has hosted the German game show Frei Schnauze on RTL.
Bach was a LGBT activist[ citation needed ] and member of the LSVD organisation (Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany). He was part of the campaign to bring the 2010 Gay Games to Cologne. He also helped Amnesty International and the organization PETA.
Bach lived together with his partner Thomas in Cologne.He was a vegetarian.
Bach died on 1 October 2012 in Berlin at the age of 51 from heart failure.
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