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,Â McCann who was a well-known character inÂ Pattayaâ€™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 Pattayaâ€™s bar scene, Big Steve was known for his excessive lifestyle.
McCann was a heavy drinker and suffered from obesity for many years. â€œHe knew his choice of lifestyle, in particular his drinking meant that he would have a limited lifespan,â€ Farangdeaths.com reports.
Another user described his drinking habit: â€œSteve is the only guy I have ever met who would down a full glass of beer in one go, without saying â€˜Hey, watch me do thisâ€™, he would just down a full glass. As a matter of fact, that is how he drank.â€ For some, Mr McCannâ€™s death did not even come as a surprise: â€œIt really was only a matter of time for Steve, with his weight and drinking.â€
Steve McCann is survived by his two daughters.