Lasse Salonen


Age: 37

Swedish hotel and restaurant worker 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 an annual Christmas vacation along with his wife Maria Johansson and the couple's 11-year-old daughter Mikaela Johansson Salonen at a private beachfront resort in Thailand.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: 1967

Died: December 26, 2004

Khao Lak, Thailand