Wealthiest Austrian Deceased

CompaniesIndustrials ♦ Published: August 27, 2019; 08:20 ♦ (Vindobona)

Ferdinand Karl Piëch, former manager and major shareholder of Porsche Automobil Holding, died at the age of 82 after a visit to a restaurant. He was head of Volkswagen for almost ten years, later becoming Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He retired from the Group in 2015.

Ferdinand Piëch (1937 - 2019) was the third child of Vienna lawyer Anton Piëch and his wife Louise, daughter of Ferdinand Porsche. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Stuart Mentiply [GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html)]

The widow of Ferdinand Piëch, Ursula Piëch, confirmed the death of her husband yesterday and announced a burial in the immediate family circle.

Her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 82, according to a press release.

Ursula Piëch wrote in the announcement: "Ferdinand Piëch's life was marked by his passion for the automobile and for his…