Buddy Elias


Age: 89

Summary: Swiss entertainer and the last close relative of teenage Holocaust diarist Anne Frank (who became famous for a diary she kept while her family went into hiding from the Nazis n Amsterdam when she was 13 years old and later died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in March 1945) who was the son of Anne's aunt Helene "Leni" Frank Elias and presided over the Anne Frank Fonds foundation that was created in 1963 by Anne's father Otto Frank to support a wide range of charitable activities against any form of discrimination, racism, or anti-Semitism and which holds the rights to her diary (the book describing the family's life in hiding has been read by millions since it was first published in 1947 as The Diary of Anne Frank and has been adapted for a movie and a Broadway play), but who had a career as an actor and ice-skating comedian and toured with the English ice show Holiday on Ice from 1947 to 1961.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: June 2, 1925

Died: March 16, 2015

Basel, Switzerland