Summary: founder and general manager of the pioneering German-speaking Gerd & Noi Khao Lak Bungalows Resort four-star beach hotel and restaurant in Thailand's popular Khao Lak coastal resort island who was among one of more than 530 German tourists (or residents) reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was staying with his girlfriend Margret Terhardt at the family-owned beachfront hotel near a coastal resort area in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: October 26, 1940
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand