Klaus Wowereit mourns the loss of his life partner. Jörn Kubicki died of heart failure after a corona infection.
Sad news from Berlin: Klaus Wowereits (66) partner Jörn Kubicki († 54) died of heart failure. The doctor, who suffered from the lung disease COPD, had been infected with the coronavirus, as “Bild am Sonntag” reported, citing the Freundeskreis. In one of his last appearances, Kubicki is said to have said that he “could hardly put one foot in front of the other”.
Wowereit and Kubicki were not married
Klaus Wowereit, former Mayor of Berlin, and Jörn Kubicki were a couple for almost 30 years. However, the two were not married. “I was always a fighter for marriage for gays and lesbians. I think it’s good that everyone can get married. But not everyone has to …” said Wowereit in a BUNTE interview.