British Expat “Big Steve McCann” Dies from Kidney Failure at 44

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The 44-year-old Englishman passed away at around 11:00 Saturday morning. He apparently died of kidney failure.
The 44-year-old Englishman passed away at around 11:00 Saturday morning. He apparently died of kidney failure. Facebook Photo

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PATTAYA – Long time British expatriate and Pattaya bar manager Steve McCann unexpectedly died from kidney failure Saturday morning, he was 44.

Know by his friends as Big Steve,  McCann who was a well-known character in Pattaya’s expat scene and had been the manager of several popular bars, complained about stomach ache some days before his death, Stickboybangkok.com reports.

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, Big Steve was known for his excessive lifestyle.

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,” Farangdeaths.com reports.

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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