Summary: Belgian expatriate staff member at the Bangkok-based non-profit alumni organization Belgian Club of Thailand (BCT) who had been reportedly hospitalized in very critical condition for less than a week but never regained consciousness from severe leg injuries he received in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004 and killed over 23,000+ people including his 3-month-old daughter Saraya Smeets during the tidal wave while he was on a visitation trip along with his Thai wife and their infant daughter at a beachfront resort in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Complications from a leg infection
Born: May 4, 1968
Died: January 3, 2005
Location: Phuket, Thailand