Summary: Australian retired Ford car salesman and businessman who had been hospitalized on life support in critical condition for nearly two weeks from severe burns suffered up to 50 percent of his body he received in a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on February 7, 2009 killing at least 170 people and seriously injured more than 400 others after he was found lying on the footpath smoldering outside his family home in the Kinglake township during extreme weather conditions, in which it became one of the worst bushfire disasters ever recorded in Australian history that has become widely referred to as Black Saturday.
Cause of Death: Complication of burns sustained in a bushfire
Born: March 17, 1944
Died: February 19, 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia