Thomas Schäfer

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Person.png Thomas Schäfer  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(lawyer, politician)
File:Thomas Schäfer.jpg
Born22 February 1966
Hemer, Germany
Died28 March 2020 (Age 54)
Alma materUniversity of Marburg
Victim ofpremature death
Hesse's Finance Minister who was unexpectedly found dead on train tracks.

Employment.png Hesse/Minister of Finance

In office
August 2010 - 28 March 2020

Thomas Schäfer


On 27 March 2020, he announced, together with the minister of economy, Tarek Al-Wazir, the state's financial help in the Corona crisis for freelancers and small businesses, saying: "The fight against the Corona crisis will not fail because of money.


Paramedics "were unable to initially identify the remains due to the extent of the injuries."[1]

"Investigators said an investigation on the scene confirmed the identity of the man as Schäfer and that the death was likely a suicide. Police did not immediately release further details of the case."[2]

Volker Bouffier stated that "We are all shocked and can hardly believe" that Schäfer died so "suddenly and unexpectedly."[2]