23 May 1966|
11 October 2008 (aged 42)|
Expeditie Robinson |
Hasselbach was the son of a Dutch father and a Surinamese mother. His father's work caused him to be raised around the world. Hasselbach lived in the Netherlands, Suriname, Kenya, Indonesia and Canada. After finishing secondary school in Vancouver, British Columbia, he returned to the Netherlands to study in Amsterdam. As well as his studies in "Academie voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding", he studied English at Vrije Universiteit.
Hasselbach started his television career in 1995. Between 2000 and his death in 2008 he hosted and produced ten editions of Expeditie Robinson, the Dutch-Belgian version of Survivor. In 2004 he hosted the first season of Peking Express.
Ernst-Paul Hasselbach died in an automobile accident in Lom, Norway, while shooting the television show 71° Noord. He left behind his girlfriend, Gracia Witteman, and their daughter as well as two sons from an earlier relationship.