Formula 1 | Mateschitz ‘accepted his fate’ and ended his life ‘in his refuge’
Recently deceased, Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz refused aggressive treatment and instead decided to live out his final days in the idyllic setting of Auhof am Wolfgangsee.
This is reported by the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung, which explains that Mateschitz spent the last 18 months of his life sick with terminal pancreatic cancer.
« When the inevitable end became apparent, he didn’t want to go back to the hospital, » explains correspondent Hans Peter Hasenohrl.
« He accepted his fate and moved to Auhof am Wolfgangsee, a beautiful place he acquired a few years ago. A long shore by a lake, dense forest all around, a magnificent view and the mountains around the Bleckwand. »
« The Landhaus zu Appesbach (a neighboring hotel) has been renovated in keeping with its style – the food comes from there. Doctors took care of the patient at home, but without therapeutic relentlessness. He wanted to enjoy his last months. »
The newspaper indicates that it is in this context that the 2021 and 2022 world champion Max Verstappen recently paid his last visit to the Austrian billionaire.
« Everything was done in the greatest secrecy, because the media had already speculated about the disease. Mateschitz died in Auhof am Wolfgansee, where the best divers were seen jumping from the Falkensteinwand. Where Alpha Jets performed acrobatics in the sky. Where helicopters made perilous moves in front of thousands of spectators. Where Dietrich landed with his small seaplane or went boating with his loved ones. It was his refuge. »