Peter Volker


Age: 72

German pensioner and close friend of longtime Austin Seminary of the Southwest music professor and composer Russell Schulz-Widmar who was among one of the 12 known fatalities reportedly killed in the deadly December 19 Berlin terrorist attack during which a truck was deliberately driven into the Christmas market near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in central Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Square leaving at least more than 50 other people injured in the event including his American-born life partner Richard Ramirez following the fatal hijacking of Polish truck driver Lukasz Urban whose body was found shot dead in the passenger seat, in which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack after ISIL released a video of the suspect identified as 24-year-old Tunisian failed asylum seeker Anis Amri pledging allegiance to the terror group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but an initial suspect was arrested and later released due to lack of evidence.

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a truck during the terrorist attack

Born: 1944

Died: December 19, 2016

Berlin, Germany