German Tv star Dirk Bach has died, aged 51.

The comedian and gay icon was found dead in his Berlin hotel room on Monday (01Oct12), but an official cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

A police spokesperson insists there was no evidence of foul play, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He began his career in the theatre in his hometown of Cologne before landing jobs on Tv, including his hit sitcom Lukas.

Bach also played Pepe on Germany's version of Sesame Street and presented the reality series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!