AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after the sudden death of a young Wigan dad in a Far East hotel.
Peter Nicholson was found collapsed in his hotel room while holidaying in Thailand.
We were informed of the death of a British national in Thailand on June 1 and we stand ready to provide consular assistanceForeign Office spokesman
Details are sketchy at this stage but it is thought that the Beech Hill man’s death is not suspicious.
The 29-year-old is understood only to have flown out to Bangkok on Saturday with friends.
And it is they who called for staff when they knocked on his hotel room door in the morning and could not get an answer.
Grieving family and friends yesterday gathered at the Prince of Wales pub in Springfield to toast Mr Nicholson’s memory and also discuss repatriation details.
However when approached they said they were too shocked and distressed to speak publicly about him at the moment.
Word broke of the tragedy on social media early yesterday.
One neighbour, who did not wish to be identified, said: “This has come as a terrible shock. Peter was a lovely guy who had everything to live for.”
Mr Nicholson’s own Facebook profile shows that he was only last in Thailand a month ago when he visited Bangkok, Phuket and Phi Phi Island but had been home to see family, including his young daughter, in the meantime.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We were informed of the death of a British national in Thailand on June 1 and we stand ready to provide consular assistance.”
A spokesman for Bolton Coroner’s Court said that it had yet to be notified of Mr Nicholson’s death.