Ermanno Cozzi



Age: 58


Summary: Italian tai-chi instructor considered as one of Italy's best-known pioneers in the field of martial arts who was briefly in the limelight in the 1980's when he had became among one of the survivors of the 1985 Val di Stava dam collapse that killed 268 people including his elderly mother Antoinette in Northern Italy and became one of the country's second worst industrial disasters.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: 1946


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka