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Swedish Musician Mats Olausson, Found Dead in Rayong Thailand




The body of Mr. Olausson was found on the floor in a Rayong hotel


RAYONG – Pol Maj Gen Chumphon Chanthachamrassil has reported that 54-year-old Swedish Musician Mats Johan Olausson, has been found dead inside a hotel room in downtown Rayong on Thursday afternoon.


Mats Olausson is a Swedish keyboard player (born 1961 in Gothenburg) known from bands like Yngwie Malmsteen, Ark,[1] Evil Masquerade, Kamelot, John Norum

The body of Mr. Olausson was found on the floor at his Rayong hotel in tambon Tha Pradu, Pol Maj Gen Chumphon Chanthachamrassil, Chief of Rayong Police, told the Bangkok Post

Mats Olausson, wore only shorts and there were seven empty bottles of whisky and empty cans of beer in the room.

Pol Maj Gen Chumphon Chanthachamrassil said police found no traces of a struggle, and according to a Rayong Hospital Physician his death occurred within 24 hours of his body being found.

Withoon Boonprasert, 50, a hotel employee said that Olausson had stayed at the hotel for seven days. He noticed that the guest had never gone downstairs for meals and had not paid for his room.

He became suspicious and went and knocked on the door. There was no response. He then used a spare key to open the door and found the body.

Pol Maj Gen Chumphon Chanthachamrassil, said police had thoroughly inspected the room and found no evidence suggesting a fight. Investigators initially believed alcohol consumption might be a possible cause of his death.

Olausson body will be sent to the Institute of Forensic Science in Bangkok for a post mortem examination to establish the cause of death, Embassy Officials have been Notified.

By Jumpol Nikomrak

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