Summary: German businessman and nephew of controversial University of Passau emeritus professor and sociologist Dr. Alf Mintzel who was among one of more than 530 German 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 Christmas holiday along with his wife Nicola Mintzel and the couple's two young daughters Lina and Jule at a beachfront resort in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: September 20, 1966
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand