Flamboyant celebrity designer found murdered

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14 January 2005, MUNICH - Munich-based designer Rudolph Moshammer, one of Germany's most flamboyant celebrities, was found murdered at his home early Friday. Police said the body of the multi-millionaire couturier, whose clients included Arnold Schwarnegger, was found inside the front door of the suburban mansion by Moshammer's chauffeur. Moshammer had been strangled and a cord was bound around his neck, said police, who found no signs of forced entry into the home. A homicide investigation was underway. M

14 January 2005

MUNICH - Munich-based designer Rudolph Moshammer, one of Germany's most flamboyant celebrities, was found murdered at his home early Friday.

Police said the body of the multi-millionaire couturier, whose clients included Arnold Schwarnegger, was found inside the front door of the suburban mansion by Moshammer's chauffeur.

Moshammer had been strangled and a cord was bound around his neck, said police, who found no signs of forced entry into the home. A homicide investigation was underway.

Moshammer celebrated his 59th birthday in December, although his real age was closer to 65, according to information obtained by Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.

A frequent talk-show host, he also made guest appearances in television series and even on the German version of the "Big Brother" reality TV show.

A designer to the rich, Moshammer's trademark was his raven-black hair coiffed in a style reminiscent of 19th Century Bavarian King Ludwig II and his ever-present pet Yorkshire terrier, Daisy.

The dog was perched on his arm at every public appearance Moshammer made, whether on television or at Munich's Oktoberfest beer fair or at the Vienna Opera Ball.

A self-made millionaire thanks to his boutique in central Munich, Moshammer was well-known in Germany for his philanthropy, particularly for homeless persons.

His private life was shrouded in secrecy and he was not known to have had any surviving relatives.

DPA

Subject: German news
 

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