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Thailand – British Beer Bar Owner Died from Drinking Too Much Alcohol (really?)


A British millionaire who was the owner of one well known beer bar in Koh Samui celebrated a Manchester win by drinking with friends. He drank so much and was found dead in the back of his pick-up truck the following day.

Pol.Capt. Anumat Ruenphanit (police on duty of Bor Phood police station, Amphur Koh Samui, Surat Thani Province) was notified that there was a foreign tourist lying dead in a pick-up truck on the car park of Cherng Mon Village hotel, Moo 5 Tambon Bor Phood, Amphur Koh Samui, so he rushed to inspect at scene together with the related officers and the rescuers of Wat Plai Laem Foundation.

At the incident the officers found a 4-door- grey Mitsubishi Triton pick-up truck, red license no. Kor-3216 Surat Thai, with the body of the foreign man in the back, he was identified as Mr Thomas Graham, aged 38, British nationality. There was a strong odour of alcohol and the officers assumed that he had been dead approximately 2-3 hours. There were no traces of foul play and none of his property was missing.

Upon questioning Mr John David Markus, aged 53, British nationality, who is a close friend of the deceased he told police that Mr Thomas is the owner of a beer bar called “Premier Sport Bar” in the entertainment area spot at Ban Bang Rak, Tambon Bor Phood, Amphur Koh Samui. The night of the incident Mr Thomas opened the beer bar to watch a Premier League football match between Manchester United and Norwich City and after Manchester United beat Norwich City 4-0 Mr Thomas was so happy he persuaded all his friends to drink alcohol with him to celebrate until the bar closed, but Mr Thomas and his friends continued drinking sat on the back of the pick-up truck until early morning then they all split up and went home leaving him alone on the pick-up truck.

Mrs Phattharaanong Chanakarn, aged 40, who is the wife of Mr Thomas, said that Mr Thomas didn’t have any congenital disease and he was a big Manchester United supporter. After the beer bar was closed she drove her car back home but Mr Thomas carried on drinking with his friends.

The officers sent the of Mr Thomas for an autopsy at Koh Samui hospital to find the real cause of death.





April 28, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. Thats just sick to hear. I see people every day drinking so much beer you think they would explode. which beer brand he drank would be interesting to know

    Comment by CrazyGuyinThailand | April 28, 2014 | Reply

  2. This is not what happened at all – this report is incorrect – this is the correct version of the story

    Comment by Suzanne Buchanan | April 28, 2014 | Reply

  3. ‘Page Not Found’, now that’ is helpful.

    Comment by seattle99 | April 30, 2014 | Reply

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