|Country of origin:||Lehrte-Ahlten|
|Source of Wealth:||actor|
Ingo Kantorek was a German amateur actor and known to the general public from the reality soap opera “Köln 50667” on RTL2. He was also very successful on social media and had several hundred thousand followers there.
On August 16, 2019, Kantorek died in an accident on the way home from vacation. His car went out of control on the Autobahn near Sindelfingen and crashed into the guardrail at high speed.
Before Ingo Kantorek became known to a wider audience through “Köln 50667”, he was also active as a model for several years. In his spare time he pursued various sports such as Thai boxing, football and rugby. But he prefers to spend his private time with his wife Suzana. The two met and fell in love in 1999. In 2001, the love was finally sealed with the wedding. For Kantorek, his wife was the most important support in his life. As he said several times in interviews, she was his best friend, his manager and the love of his life.
Ingo Kantorek’s career began many years before he was in the public eye. When he joined the soap “Köln 50667” in 2013, he was still largely unknown, but had long been active as a model, among other things.
In “Köln 50667” Ingo Kantorek was one of the main actors from the beginning and was quickly considered the ultimate favorite of the audience. This tremendous fan popularity also allowed him to build a presence on social media. He was soon followed by many hundreds of thousands on Facebook, Instagram and Co. Each post was a direct insight into his life for his fans. Kantorek let his fans participate in everything and was therefore, like only a few others, a star “to touch”.
2013: Entry into “Cologne 50667” on RTL2
2015: Moderator of the Tattomenta in Kassel
“There have always been points in my life where I got tattooed. When it was either shit or total hype. And then when I look at it all, I know how good I am now.”
“We had a difficult time in 2007. We both worked like mad, Suza was responsible for 60 employees. We have done everything for our future together, but we didn’t realize that we were on two tracks. When we realized that, we decided we’d rather earn less but have more time for each other.”
“These are still dreams, where I would like to go and would like to do it – but I would not give up Cologne for it.”
The quotes clearly show what kind of person Ingo Kantorek was. On the one hand he was very ambitious and worked hard for his success, but on the other hand his family and his wife were everything to him. He was an excellent example that a happy life is only possible when various factors such as success, friends and family are in balance. Unfortunately, this life and that of his wife Suzana ended far too early and abruptly. Nevertheless, his fans remember him as a likeable rocker with a sense of family.
Kantorek used the popularity of his career on TV to get involved in social issues. He was a big supporter of Animals United in their campaign against furs. He was also the founder of the music project “Freedom”, which is also supported by other celebrities and donates all proceeds to social projects.
In his private life, Ingo Kantorek was an enthusiastic car enthusiast. He once said about himself that ever since he was a child he has been fascinated by everything that can be driven. Classic cars became his great passion.