Jan-Ake Ekman




Age: 45


Summary: Swedish restaurateur and co-owner of the Cafe Nobel at the historic Bjorkborn Mansion in Karlskoga, Sweden who was among one of more than 552 Swedish tourists 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 on a months-long Christmas vacation along with his wife Maria Ekman and the couple's 11-year-old son Olle at a beachfront resort in Thailand.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: May 12, 1959


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Khao Lak, Thailand