A well-known British expatriate and Pattaya bar manager unexpectedly died from organ failure Saturday morning, friends reported in an online forum.
Details of the death of “Big” Steve McCann> are still sparse, but various users of the online forum Pattaya Addicts claim that the 44-year-old Englishman passed away at around 11:00 Saturday morning. He apparently died of kidney failure.
It is being said that Mr McCann, who was a well-known character in Pattaya’s expat scene and had been the manager of several popular bars, including the “Living Dolls” 1 and the “Three Angels” bar, complained about stomach ache some days before his death.
“Steve never sat but kinda leant over the bar standing,” a user remembers the encounter. “He complained about having a stomach ache and told me that must be his gall bladder, but the pain was on his left side.” Shortly later, Mr McCann reportedly was admitted to a hospital on Thursday, June 16. After being treated for two days, he died of what people close to him say was a kidney failure.
Besides his professional commitment to Pattaya’s bar scene, the Bracknell native was known for his excessive lifestyle. Mr McCann was a heavy drinker and suffered from obesity for many years. “He knew his choice of lifestyle, in particular his drinking meant that he would have a limited lifespan,” a forum user said.
Another user described his drinking habit: “Steve is the only guy I have ever met who would down a full glass of beer in one go, without saying ‘Hey, watch me do this’, he would just down a full glass. As a matter of fact, that is how he drank.” For some, Mr McCann’s death did not even come as a surprise: “It really was only a matter of time for Steve, with his weight and drinking.”
Steve McCann is survived by his two daughters.
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