British tourist found dead in his hotel room in Thailand in unexplained mystery

​Simon 'Browny' Brown

Simon 'Browny' Brown from south Wales was found dead in a hotel room in Thailand

George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 17/05/2024

- 10:15

Tributes have been paid to Simon 'Browny' Brown from south Wales

A British tourist described as "supremely popular" has been found dead in his hotel room in Thailand.

Simon Brown, from Swansea, was discovered in his hotel room on Saturday and his family have asked for help to bring his body home.

The 47-year-old machine operator described as being "outgoing" and enjoyed travelling, particularly to Thailand.

Now, family are trying to raise the funds to get his body back to the UK following the tragic discovery last weekend.


Simon's family are trying to get his body back to Swansea


A GoFundMe page set up reads: "On May 9 2024, we sadly learnt of the passing of Simon Brown, affectionately known by his family and friends as Browny.

"Simon passed away in Thailand, a place he loved to visit regularly and often went several times a year.

"As a family, we are now trying to bring Simon back home so that we can lay him to rest at his home at Swansea.

"Unfortunately, in order to bring Browny home, we now have to arrange transport from Thailand to the UK, which is a costly process. We are asking all those who knew and loved Browny to help us bring him back home."


His close friend Mark Davies told The Sun: "It’s just a total shock, it was so unexpected. He wasn’t ill. There was nothing wrong with him.

"Everyone knew him. He was a crazy bloke - really outgoing and always up for a laugh.

"He was a really hard worker as a machine operator and when he wasn’t working he was always on holiday. In particular he loved going to Thailand."

Simon's family thanked those who had donated to help bring him home, writing: “Thanks to all those who have reached out and sent messages of condolence, and we appreciate any help you can give.”

GB News has approached the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the British Embassy in Bangkok for comment.

To donate to the fundraiser, click here.

Earlier this year, a British backpacker has been found dead on Koh Tao in Thailand, dubbed the "Death Island". The traveller, understood to be 31, was participating in a pub crawl when he disappeared.

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