Summary: Belgian director general of the Flemish Health Administration known for his regular appearances in the national news with analysis of statistics on life expectancy, aging and suicide who was among one of more than 29 Belgian 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 Romanian-born wife Eny Hooft and their 16-year-old son Andreas at a beachfront resort in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: May 5, 1958
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand