Karl Moik was an Austrian television presenter and entertainer. Karl Moik was born on June 19, 1938. He was the son of a single mother in Hallein near Salzburg. Karl Moik never got the opportunity to meet his dad but did so when he was just five years old.
Karl Moik had a fair share of education and after completion, he trained as a toolmaker. While in school, Karl Moik was an entertainer and frequently entertained other people. He started playing the piano and accordion when he was a kid.
It must be noted that Karl Moik completed a speech course at the Mozarteum in Salzburg between 1970 and 1971. Even though Karl Moik worked as a toolmaker, he later became a sales representative for newspapers and television antennas.
He went on tours as a member of the jazz trio the Jolly Austrians and he also tried interpreting folk songs. Karl Moik married Edith from Carinthia in 1964 and they had two children.
Karl Moik Cause of Death
Karl Moik died on March 26, 2015. He was 76 years old when he died in a Salzburg hospital. Karl Moik died due to kidney problems and was buried in the Oberalm cemetery near Salzburg.
Earlier before his death, Karl Moik once suffered a cerebral hemorrhage causing symptoms of exhaustion.
He experienced a mild heart attack in January 2006 and had to be given treatment in a neurological intensive care unit in Klagenfurt. Between June and September 2006, he was the host of the Saturday travel show Rund um die Welt on ORF Salzburg radio.
Moik as Moderator
Karl Moik hosted the program Folk Hitparade in 1973. It was for the public broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) – Upper Austria. He also hosted the show Musikantenstadl (“Musician’s Barn”) and got known by millions of people.
As host of Musikantenstadl (“Musician’s Barn”), Karl Moik got the chance to perform in South Africa and China. He also hosted the Austrian variety show Grand Prix of Folk Music as well as Silvesterstadl on December 31, 2005.
In 2003, Moik received the Great Gold Medal of Honor of the city of Linz for cultural merits. In recognition of his services to Austria and his achievements, he was awarded the honorary title of professor in August 2004.