Top German hotelier chokes on own hotel food: report

27th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

A publicity-shy German hotelier worth a reported 600 million euros (740 million dollars) choked to death on a piece of meat in one of his luxury hotels, the Bild daily reported on Thursday.

Dieter Bock, 71, had ordered food in his room in Hamburg's posh Atlantic Hotel, where scenes from the James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies" was filmed and which he part-owned, the paper said.

Bock, who was also the proprietor of Berlin's Kempinski Hotel and the Gravenbruch in Frankfurt, died around two weeks ago but it has only now become known, Bild added.

© 2010 AFP

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