June 18, 2016

Don Spence

An Australian expatriate died Sunday morning of a heart attack after being involved in a scooter accident, an online forum reported.

Don Spence, who was well connected to the local expat scene, suffered a heart attack while he was riding his scooter on Saturday evening at around 19:30. He only sustained minor injuries in the crash.

An ambulance brought Mr Spence to Nong Khai Wattana Hospital where he suffered a second heart attack. Doctors were not able to save his life, Don Spence died in the early hours of Sunday, June 18, his wife confirmed.

The death was reported by a user of the Udon Thani Forum at udonmap.com. “A great mate to a lot of us and he will be sadly missed,” he said. Another user said: “Don was a wonderful, decent and trustworthy man, and loved by many.”

Mr Spence had been living in Thailand for 15 years and spent a lot of his life working as a diver and later switched to diving safety. He lived in Nong Khai together with his wife, with whom he had a young son. He also leaves behind two adult children from a former marriage in his native Australia.

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Case Details

Source Udon Map
Date of Death: June 18, 2016
Last Edited: 7 months ago
Age: 58 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Australian
Cause of Death: Road accident
Province: Nong Khai
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