Rainer Wurthner


Age: 37

Summary: German organic chemist and staff member at the Department of Organic Chemistry at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany 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 a scuba-diving trip along with his wife Claudia Wurthner and their two friends Daniela Witt and Dinah Lorena Trumm Gaytan at a beachfront resort in Thailand.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: February 6, 1967

Died: December 26, 2004

Khao Lak, Thailand