‘Broken heart’ may have led to expat’s death
PHUKET: An Estonian expat, Artur Mansurov, 44, died over the weekend of excessive alcohol consumption.
Tuesday 21 June 2011, 04:05AM
Mr Mansurov’s body was found at his house on Surin road in Phuket Town on Sunday night. Police believe that he died of chronic health problems stimulated by alcoholism.
They are now waiting for an autopsy report from doctors at Vachira Hospital, and are in the process of interviewing the man’s relatives.
Speculation is also rife in the Thai media that a broken heart may have fuelled the almost month-long alcohol binge that led to his death.
From their initial investigation, Muang police have discovered Mr Mansurov set up a business, Thai Media Export, with his 25-year-old Russian girlfriend.
But when the Russian went back to her country on May 25, Mr Mansurov reportedly began drinking heavily, although the exact cause is yet to be confirmed.
“We can’t confirm right now what motivated the man to drink heavily,” Lieutenant Nucharee Longkaew said.
“We need to interview the man’s relatives and friends to see if a broken heart was the reason that drove him to alcohol.”