Eccentric singer of Schlager music who became known for his flamboyant onstage persona and for his albums Danke!, Schön! and Die Rocky Horny Weihnachtsshow.
He released his first album, Ruckkehr Nach Mendocino, in 1992.
He attended the 2006 FIFA World Cup in his native Germany.
He was born in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate.
He and fellow singer Jill Johnson both placed in the top ten at the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest.