Erwin Hellemans



Age: 35


Summary: Belgian managing director and chief executive officer of the Thai diamond polishing factory H&A Cutting Works Ltd. that was known for specializing in hearts and arrows from 20 points to 2 carats whose company employs 500 workers and is situated in the Gemopolis tax free diamonds, gems, and jewelry manufacturing, trading and exporting center near the Suvarnabhumi Airport with over $500 million and about 20% of Thailand's total gems and jewelry exports during Gemopolis' annual export turnover in 2003.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: April 21, 1969


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Khao Lak, Thailand