Summary: Austrian master carpenter and general manager of the Bludenz, Austria-based commercial carpentry company Leidinger Joinery that was founded by his late father Hans Leidinger in 1961 who was among one of more than 585 Austrian 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 holiday along with his female travel companion Monika Maier at a beachfront resort in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: February 19, 1955
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand