Fritz J. Raddatz

German writer and journalist

Fritz Joachim Raddatz (3 September 1931 – 26 February 2015) was a German feuilletonist, essayist, biographer and romancier.

Fritz J. Raddatz (2003)

In September 2014 Raddatz announced his retirement from active writing.[1] He was a bisexual.[2]

Raddatz, who was an advocate of Euthanasia, committed suicide at the age of 83 on 26 February 2015 in Zurich.[2][3] He never wanted to become a nursing case. In full possession of his powers he decided: "That's it, it's enough."[2]


  1. Fritz J. Raddatz erklärt Abschied vom Journalismus, Die Welt, access date 26 February 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fritz J. Raddatz: Ein Genie und Provokateur,, access date 27 February 2015
  3. Der Literaturkritiker Fritz J. Raddatz ist gestorben,, access date 26 February 2015