Simo Tarnanen




Age: 76


Summary: father of Tallinn, Estonia-based landmarked Viru Hotel marketing director and chief executive officer Markku Tarnanen who was among one of more than 190 Finnish 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 Christmas vacation along with his wife Maija Tarnanen and their extended family that also included the couple's adult son, a daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren at a beachfront resort in Thailand.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: 1928


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Khao Lak, Thailand