Summary: longtime director of sales operation of the British multinational oil and gas company BP who was reportedly among one of more than four U.S. hostages held captive at the remote Algerian gas facility Tigantourine for several days by at least 32 heavily-armed al-Qaeda-linked terrorists under the command of notorious militia leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar as the militants demanded an end to French military operations against Islamists in northern Mali before the Algerian special forces raided the oilfield compound in an effort to free the hostages, in which it became one of many terrorist attacks in the Maghreb region carried out by Islamist groups since 2002.
Cause of Death: Apparent heart attack suffered in a gunfire during a hostage crisis
Born: September 9, 1954
Died: January 18, 2013
Location: In Amenas, Algeria