The deceased man, identified as Hamad Alblaiher, was 52 years old and of unknown nationality. He was found lying unconscious inside the establishment when the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Rescue Centre in Pattaya responded to a distress call at 3.46 am.
Eyewitnesses reported that before collapsing, Alblaiher displayed signs of shock, leaving other customers shocked and concerned. Despite immediate resuscitation attempts, he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The exact cause of his death is yet to be confirmed by the forensic team, but it is suspected to be a sudden cardiac arrest, as per reports from Pattaya News.
The café owner, Suha Demirez, disclosed that Alblaiher's order before his untimely demise consisted only of a cappuccino and water, with no involvement of cannabis. This contradicts the claims made by other news outlets, which had previously suggested that the man had consumed marijuana-infused tea.
Adding to the mystery, the shop staff stated that Alblaiher was a regular customer who had never smoked marijuana on the premises. According to them, he suddenly complained of breathing difficulties before collapsing on the floor, leaving everyone in shock.
While the investigation into the cause of the man’s death is ongoing, Suha is gathering evidence to refute the misinformation surrounding the incident and clear the café's reputation. The authorities are keeping the name of the café confidential until the investigation is completed.
As Pattaya mourns this unfortunate loss, questions linger about the circumstances that led to the foreign man’s sudden passing. The community eagerly awaits the findings of the forensic team to shed light on this tragic event, which has shocked the community and raised concerns about safety at such establishments.