Summary: German professional football (soccer) player for the SV-DJK Taufkirchen union football league who was among one of more than 530 German 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 vacation along with his wife Christine Auradniczek at a beachfront resort in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: May 11, 1973
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Khao Lak, Thailand