Cause of death of Hertha President Kai Bernstein clarified

After the sudden death of Hertha boss Kay Bernstein, the public prosecutor’s office examined the cause of death. Now there is a final result.

According to the Frankfurt (Oder) public prosecutor’s office, Hertha President Kay Bernstein died of natural causes. A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor’s office told the German Press Agency after evaluating the toxicological and histological examination. No further information about the cause of death was given.

After the autopsy of Bernstein’s body, the authorities had already announced that they “most likely assumed a natural death.” Toxicological and histological samples were taken for further examination.

Great sympathy and dismay

After the club boss’s sudden death at the age of 43 on January 16th of this year, a death investigation was initiated in Brandenburg, where Bernstein lived on the outskirts of Berlin. This is a normal process when the cause of death is unclear.

Bernstein’s death caused great sympathy and consternation across the country. The former lead singer in the Ostkurve had been president of his club since mid-2022. He was extremely popular with Hertha supporters because he made the club more approachable and down-to-earth again. Numerous fans and many people from football honored him in the days after his death.