Former ringmaster Gerd Simonit-Barum has passed away. He was 90 years old.
The news agency’s management said the former hunter trainer from Einbeck in Lower Saxony slept peacefully on Tuesday night. DPA Together. Simonit-Barum suffered a stroke in the spring of 2020.
“We took care of him till the end at home. He was so incredibly strong and my mom was so brave. The loss can hardly be described in words,” said his daughter, Rebecca Simonit-Barum. The 43-year-old actress moved back to Einbeck to support her parents.
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His father, who was born on March 6, 1931 in Gumbinen, East Prussia, was at last physically disabled but mentally sound. Gerd Simonit-Barum had several roles in the circus: at first he was an equestrian acrobat, then he created a hunter act for himself. Soon he was a regular guest at the prestigious festival in Monte Carlo, and in 1972 he bought his own circus.
In 2008 Gerd Siemoneit-Barum left the ring after more than 60 years and left Circus Barum. The Winter Quarter – an estate with stables – was occupied by Charles Nye Circus. When they had to cancel their tour last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the team converted the Einbecker Hof into an amusement park over the summer and organized a variety of evenings, moderated by Rebecca Simonit-Brum.
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