Reclusive Hyasyoda Tycoon Found Dead on Private Station; Questions Linger
- Akamaaten Tiuul News Service - Suroken VI - The Citadel - YC7.1.124
Renowned executive Olaf Rezeki was found unresponsive aboard his private orbital complex late last night. After initial efforts to resuscitate him failed he was rushed to a neurotherapy hospital on Suroken VI, where he was declared irrecoverable. Rezeki-haan’s backup provider was then contacted. However, doctors soon discovered the magnate ordered his last authorized backup clone liquidated over a month ago. Sources close to the story say Olaf had cited security and fidelity concerns with the cloning agency. Rezeki’s body was then transported into the care of Suroken National Cryonics, where it will be held in cryo-casket storage per his living will.
Olaf’s estate maintains that the irrecoverable diagnosis is premature and intends to seek further methods to resuscitate him. This makes the status of funeral arrangements unclear. However, Akamaaten Tiuul reports that many sejikiin in Olaf’s vast consortium have already made travel arrangements to Suroken, perhaps in anticipation of paying their respects. Rezeki-haan’s last will also remains sealed but issues concerning his inheritance and executorship are contentious and expected to go to arbitration very soon.
Questions also remain concerning the biological cause of his death. Rezeki was reportedly in good health and his clone age was not advanced. The official cause was ruled to be a stress-induced heart attack. Doctors believe he was flatlined for hours before being found, greatly contributing to his irrecoverable condition. Olaf was famously reclusive and lived in seclusion aboard his orbital residence, alone except for a rotating army of security, mechanics and doctors. He left the station very infrequently and conducted most business remotely or through proxies. Most of his staff did not even know what he looked like. There were no recording devices of any kind allowed aboard the complex and guards were reportedly tasked with daily “bug sweeps” of the vast spacecraft. It is therefore difficult to discern what happened to Olaf in his last moments.
His bodyguards report Olaf had a dinner of Luminaire skippers with snow peas and then retired to watch a holo-film. He was later found laying in the rock garden of his Raata-era reconstructionist tearoom during a scheduled security sweep.
Rezeki-haan made a name as a young executive perfecting manufacture of mining crystals. He was considered a superb technical mind, a ferocious businessman and a maverick who pushed right up to the edge of conservative Hyasyoda culture. His sister married into the prominent Osmon family, giving him advocates that helped smooth over his sometimes strained relationship to mother Mega.
Later in life he was a founding partner for the Rezeki-Osmon Affiliate Group, a family of subsidiary companies considered slightly too risky, racy or out of portfolio for cautious Hyasyoda. Pinnacle Exports competed in foreign markets with traditional Hyasyoda products until they were bought out by CBD in YC122. Suroken National seized a large market share in cryonic burials for wealthy executives, a market considered kakku to traditional Wayists, then expanded into manufacturing and medical products. Saitsuo Security outbid competitors on State Protectorate defense contracts when Hyasyodan suspicion of the Protectorate was at an all time high. Many lesser offerings have also found success.
Olaf was 211. He leaves behind his nephew, Charles Rezeki, and sisters Aino Osmon and Isha Muutaras.