he was one of the most popular director and theater-provocateur in our time. he has often been called a "scandal-maker", when really, we needed him to shake us up in times when we made ourselves too comfortable.

for the last 2 years he was fighting his cancer with unmerciful directness.
his book, titled "so schön wie hier kanns im himmel gar nicht sein"-translates into: "it can't be as beautiful as here in heaven"- is a diary about his living and working with his terminal illness