Summary: German film producer, director and actor who had directed the first German science-fiction comedy Xavier and became a household name in the 1990's as producer of a number of made-for-television B-movies and big-screen efforts, such as the nightclubbing drama Fandango: Members Only, among many others.
Cause of Death: Complications from injuries sustained in the South Asian tsunami and earthquake
Born: April 12, 1951
Died: December 31, 2004
Location: Phuket, Thailand