Dominik Elstner: After mother Hannelore, he is now saying goodbye to father Dieter Wedel

Dominik Elstner, who came from the relationship between Dieter Wedel and actress Hannelore Elsner († 76), spoke up on Instagram after his father’s death.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, it was announced that director Dieter Wedel died on July 13 at the age of 82. Now one of his sons – Dominik Elstner, 41 – is reacting to the death of the director.

Dominik Elstner says goodbye on Instagram: “Have a safe trip father, I’m thinking of you”

The photographer comes from Wedel’s relationship with Hannelore Elsner, †76. According to “Bild”, the director was in a relationship with the actress from 1980 to 1982. Dominik Elstner says goodbye on his Instagram account. He writes: “Rest in peace! Even if you weren’t the father I wished for, you’ve surprised me in a positive way over the last three years. Thank you for that! Have a safe trip father, I’m thinking of you!!!”

Dominik didn’t meet his father until he was 16

While Elstner had an extremely close relationship with his mother Hannelore, who died of cancer in April 2019 at the age of 76, the connection to his father was complicated. He once said to “Stern” that he was 16 years old when he met his father for the first time. He also chose the following clear words: “I quickly realized that he is not the father I need.”

Dieter Wedel with his sons Benjamin Voland (left) and Dominik Elstner at the 2014 Nibelungen Festival

Dieter Wedel with his sons Benjamin Voland (left) and Dominik Elstner at the 2014 Nibelungen Festival

© VISTAPRESS / imago images

When Wedel was accused of sexual violence by several actresses in 2018, Dominik Elstner and his mother were shocked. “She said she was sorry that she had done such a father to me. So I said to her: Mom, you are my father, mother, grandma, uncle. All in one. You are more than I wish for can.” He forgave his father. “He made extreme mistakes […]but I can forgive him.”

Sources used: bild.de, stern.de, instagram.com

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