Apparently, a gay pop singer from German jumped to his death from a cruise ship over the weekend.
Küblböck was a gay German pop singer and reality star. He appeared on Pop Idol (coming in third), and competed on Big Brother and Let’s Dance.
The 33-year old was cruising on an Aida cruise ship from Hamburg to New York when a witness says he saw Küblböck jump from a fifth-floor balcony while off the coast of Newfoundland on Sunday.
A spokesman for Aida Cruises confirmed the incident happened and the ship returned to land afterward:
“The cruise ship AIDAuna was on the sea route to Newfoundland when a person jumped overboard in the early hours of September 9, 2018. The captain and crew of AIDAluna have immediately taken all necessary reuse measures, in close coordination with local competent authorities. A cabin check was performed, which confirmed that a male guest was missing. The mission person is Daniel Küblböck. The ship was stopped as a precautionary measure and returned to the spot where the incident was accepted. The search continues. AIDA Cruises fully cooperates with the authorities and works hard to find the mission person. As soon as further information is available, we will make it available.”
The Canadian coast guard conducted an intensive search for Küblböck but was unable to locate him. It was just last month that Küblböck posted a message to fans on Facebook talking about his struggles with mental illness.
“Dear fans, unfortunately, I am still mentally and physically not getting better,” the letter, which has since been deleted read. “I have yet to cope with this pain of the last few months.”
The post has since been taken down.