'Total shock' as Welsh man found dead in Thailand hotel room while on holiday

Simon Brown
Simon Brown -Credit:Mark Davies

The family and friends of a Swansea man, Simon Brown, who was found dead in his hotel room while on holiday in Thailand, have issued an appeal for help to repatriate him. Known affectionately as Browny, the 47 year old was discovered deceased on Saturday, May 11.

His sudden and unexpected death has left his community in Trallwn reeling with "total shock and sadness". His friend Mark Davies said: "It's just a total shock, it was so unexpected. He wasn't ill."

Mr Davies further added: "There was nothing wrong with him. Everyone knew him. He was a crazy bloke - really outgoing and always up for a laugh."

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"He was a really hard worker as a machine operator and when he wasn't working he was always on holiday. In particular he loved going to Thailand. We don't know anything at the moment as to the circumstances around it. It only happened on Saturday so we know very little."

Simon's family is asking for help to raise money to bring him back to Wales, which they say is going to be a "costly process". "We are asking all those who knew and loved Browny to help us bring him back home," they said in a statement on a fundraising page where they are trying to raise £10,000. You can see the fundraising page here.

"As a family, we are now trying to bring Simon back home so that we can lay him to rest at his home at Swansea," they said. "Thanks to all those who have reached out and sent messages of condolence, and we appreciate any help you can give."

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