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Top German hotelier chokes on own hotel food

A publicity-shy German hotelier worth 600 million euros choked to death on a piece of meat in one of his luxury hotels.

world Updated: May 27, 2010 15:35 IST

A publicity-shy German hotelier worth 600 million euros ($740 million) 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" were 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.