After her father had found out about her dubious career and drug addiction, he tracked his daughter down and selflessly provided her with everything she needed to kick her destructive habit, including a nice apartment and opportunities to broaden her education.
Desolately, when Hermann Butz died in 1976 of a stroke at the early age of 54, Ulrike was doing time in jail on theft charges.
When she was released six months later, she regretted having let down her father and tried desperately to change her ways.
Either she was too weak, or the lure of the high was too strong, because in September 1979 she was arrested again for carrying pot.
Closing the Aichach prison doors behind her six months later, she was greeted by an old friend. Together they tried to make ends meat through cleaning chores and waiting on tables. While their humble home consisted of a tiny room with just the bare necessities, the upside was that Ulrike maintained sobriety throughout.
This relationship would even spawn a baby boy.
|Ulrike in 1980, finally able to smile again.|
In 1981, she did legally inherit a large sum of money from her father's estate, which she partly used to set up her own costume rental shop in Neuhausen, a business that ultimately did not survive.
|The proud owner of a costume rental store.|
In early 1988, it is believed a then 33-year-old Ulrike was spotted by an old acquaintance, standing in line at the welfare office in München.
Ulrike Butz died on 27th August 2000, at the age of 46.
NOTES:Here you can find the initial biography and update #1.
Ulrike's IMDb page has also been updated in light of these new findings.
SOURCES:Official city archive records
Neue Revue, July 1980
AZ, May 1988
A huge thanks goes to Michael Rüdel for providing me with lots of leads and information.