Summary: Austrian food chemist and general director for the Department of International Environmental Affairs with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management under the administration of Austria's agricultural minister Josef Proll 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 apparently sleeping inside his rented bungalow during a month-long Christmas vacation accompanied by his girlfriend Michaela Schlosser at a beachfront resort in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: May 4, 1959
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand