Cruise Ship Passenger Daniel Kueblboeck Overboard AIDAluna – On Sunday, September 9, 2018, Daniel Kueblboeck, 33, from Hutthurm, Lower Bavaria, Germany, who was a German pop-singer and actor, was reported missing after going overboard from AIDA Cruises ship AIDAluna, while the cruise ship was positioned off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
Aida Cruises says the ship was stopped and returned to the spot off the coast of Newfoundland where Kueblboeck was believed to have entered the water.
Another passenger saw someone jump from deck 5 around 0600 hours in the morning.
An Aida Cruises spokesperson says an “intensive search” is underway in cooperation with Canada’s coast guard. The Holland America Line ship MS Zuiderdam also took part in the man overboard search.
Kueblboeck’s claim to fame was as a contestant from 2002 to 2003 on the national talent show, “Germany Seeks the Superstar.” Kueblboeck’ performed during the first season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS), the German version of Pop Idol.
By June 2004 he released four successful singles and one album. In August 2004, the motion picture Daniel – Der Zauberer (Daniel The Wizard) was released, which was regarded as one of the worst films of all time, and also bombed at the box office, marking an end of his popularity as a media star.
In 2005, he appeared in the sixth season of the German version of Big Brother, and in 2015, he took part in the eighth season of the German version of Let’s Dance, where he finished sixth, together with his dancing partner Otlile Mabuse.
In 2010, he came out as gay for the first time, after previously describing himself as bisexual.
AIDALuna was on a 16-night Hamburg to New York City trans-Atlantic cruise when Kueblboeck went overboard. AidaLuna embarked from Hanburg, Germany in on August 29, 2018 with calls at Bergen, Norway,; Kirkwall, Scotland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Qaqortoq, Greenland; St Johns, Newfoundland; Halifax, Nova Scotia and Bar Harbor, Maine arriving in New York City at 0800 hours on Friday, September 14.
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