Gay bar owner jumps to his death
- Published: 26/12/2012 at 12:16 PM
- Online news:
Timothy Bertram Durell, a 63-year-old Brit who is a partner in the Panorama bar in Boyztown, is thought to have leapt to his death from the ninth floor of Center Condo in South Pattaya. The expat is believed to have had insoluble financial problems. Police said there were fingerprints on the condo balcony and several letters to named individuals which strongly suggested he took his own life.
Durell had a stake in two gay establishments, the other being Funny Boys, also in Boyztown, and had been active for many years in charity fund raising. A popular figure in Pattaya’s gay community, Durell is believed to have accumulated large debts with friends whom he could not repay. In recent months he appeared to have become more and more depressed. His remains were sent to Bangkok for autopsy and the British embassy was notified of his passing.
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