CHON BURI – Police in Pattaya are investigating the death of a 42-year-old British DJ and ‘party animal’ who died in a Pattaya hotel two days ago.
Scott Daniels, 42, from Ossett, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, died in the Shagwell Mansions, Pattaya. The cause of death has not been revealed except obviouly his heart stopped.
It is however reported the Australian hotel manager was called to his room late at night after Daniels reported feeling unwell. He was in his hotel room alone.
After being calmed it is reported that he died on his bed.
A spokesman for Shagwell Mansions said: “The police are investigating and we understand a post mortem will be conducted. We cannot comment any further”
Daniels, known to his friends as Scotty, was a very popular DJ, who staged many events at clubs like the ‘Propaganda’ in Leeds.
He had been planning to manage/ host a restaurant-bar-hotel in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, said a friend, but did not turn up in Thailand for an appointment with the owner.
He made no secret of loving Pattaya and whatever it had to offer and was described by friends as variously ‘larger than life’, ‘hyperactive’ and a man who ‘could always bring a smile to your face.
His Facebook page was littered with pictures of Thai girls including this one of a girl tucked away in a suitcase – and he made it quite clear he was in Pattaya to party. He was also ‘an open book’ said a friend.
Many people have paid tributes to him on his Facebook site where he makes it quite clear that he enjoyed, perhaps in excess, Pattaya’s nightlife.
Friends fear that Pattaya might have got the better of him, or that he might have unwillingly consumed a harmful drug.
Daniels is reported to have died clutching a picture of his mother and father. His father died some years ago.
Police in Pattaya said: “We are investigating. But have no comment at this stage. We have interviewed people at the hotel and two friends.”
Its known that Daniels had previously been on the town with two friends from the U.K. According to local reports the two men left hurriedly after their police interviews. – Andrew Drummond