Rupert Neudeck


Age: 77

German journalist and co-founder of the Cologne-based humanitarian aid organization Cap Anamur, which helped to rescue more than 10,000 Vietnamese "boat people" in response to the Vietnamese refugee crisis and later expanded to provide humanitarian aid globally focusing on medical care and education until it clashed with the Italian government in 2004 when it tried to dock in the country after rescuing 37 Africans from the Mediterranean and eventually landed in Sicily after a three-week standoff, but the boat was immediately seized and most of the refugees were deported.

Cause of Death: Complications after heart surgery

Born: May 14, 1939

Died: May 31, 2016

Cologne, Germany