Dr. Chris Towie

 

Age: 53

 

Summary: Australian outspoken general practitioner who became a fierce advocate for the rights of refugees and migrants after he was outraged when Aziza Agha (79), a Syrian-born grandmother visiting from Lebanon, died of a heart attack two days after immigration officials insisted she travel from Broadmeadows to Melbourne for a visa-related checkup despite his warnings that to do so would put her life at risk.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a bushfire

 

Born: circa 1955

 

Died: February 7, 2009

 

Location: Reedy Creek, Queensland, Australia