Reported Deaths of Foreign Nationals 2018

According to an unofficial report, at least 188 foreigners from 36 countries died in Cambodia during 2018.

Chinese nationals had the most fatal incidents, with at least 27 deaths reported. The USA had 24 and 13 citizens of both the UK and Germany died.

The report, taken from local media sources over 2018 says a total of 177 men and 11 women passed away.

Health issues were given as the main cause of death, with 70 attributed to heart attacks, diabetes and cancer. There were also 24 cases of suicide, 13 drug overdoses, 11 involved in fatal traffic accidents and 9 murders.

Phnom Penh saw the highest number of foreigner deaths, with 57 reported. Siem Reap had 27, Poipet and Sihanoukville 17 each and Kampot 15.

The average age was 49 years old.

However, some deaths may not have been reported in media, and some nationalities, such as Vietnamese may not have been added, due to questions of national status.

January

1. 26 year old Antti Aleksi Kokkonen from Finland , unknown, PP
2. 26/27 year old unnamed German, jumper PP
3. 68-year-old American William Clark Baker, heart attack, SHK
4. 63 years old Malaysian Ly Yungkoung, suspected diabetes, Poipet
5. Unnamed female German tourist, bus crash, Pursat
6. Unknown age (50?) Finn, Jouni “Dzouns” Anttonen, organ failure, PP
(234/5)
February

1. 38 year old American WILLIAM RICHARD DAVIS JR, suspected heart attack from drugs, Phnom Penh
2. 52 Year old German HARALD WELLINGTON, suspected heart attack, SHK
3. 42 year old Brit, Aaron Callander, unknown (drugs suspected), PP
4. 49 year old Chinese (F) XIAO FENGZHU, Koh Kong, unknown
* Unconfirmed- older Italian, injured in brawl, St51, PP
5. 51 year old American Stephen Russell Gourley, suicide by jumping, pp
6. 29 year old Dutch, Hendricus Anderas Rens Couweleers, unexplained, Siem Reap
(261/6)

March
1. 52 year old Chinese, Chen Sheng, suspected murder, Poipet
2. 26 year old Malaysian, SUHARDI CHANTRA, suspected heart failure, Poipet
3. 70 ish Danish Kaj Peterson, out walking, PP
4. Taiwanese, Hsiang Peng Lee AKA Yang-Chou Lee, condo jumper, PP 
5. 30 year old, CHAN KWONG KIT SAM, road accident, Kandal
6. 40ish unnamed Australian, exploded on gun range, kampong speu
7. 50 year old Indian, Mr Patha Satathygophinath, heart attack, Kampong Thom
8.47 year old German, Erik Zoorow, drugs, PP
9. 48 year old Indonesian female, Enan Cahyati, murdered, PP
10. 47 year old Thai, Malai Tong Ma, suspected alcohol poisoning, Poipet
11. 53 year old Malaysian, MOHAMAD ZAMRI BIN BAHADUN, heart disease, PP
12. 72 year old American, DAVID MICHAEL DEAN, died of a heart attack PP
(416/12) 22

April
1. 60 year old Frenchman ‘Patrick’, moto accident SHK
2. Unidentified white male found in sea Koh Rong Sanloem
3. 36 Year old Malaysian, Lim Waiet, suspected suicide by burning, Poipet
4. 22 year old unnamed laotian. Suicide by gunshot. Rattanakiri
5. 27 year old American, Ross Chagnot, heart problems, PP
6. 68 year old Croatian, NINOSLAV MILINKOVIC, slipped chasing a monkey, PP
7. 65 year old Australian, James Black, stroke, SR
(278/6)

May

1. 70 year old Brit, Stephen Landon, natural causes KK
2. 76 year old unnamed Brit, health reasons, Kampong Chhnang
3. 66 year old HK Chinese, Fen Long, health reasons, Poipet
4. 21 year old British man, Ibrahim Beig, unknown, Shennanigans guest house, pp
5. 70 year old Taiwanese man, LEE CHIN SHENG, heart attack, PP
6. 39 year old British man, Carl Kendall, possible suicide, koh rong
(342/6)

June

1. 45 year old American man, Howard Zilberzweig, unknown, PP
2. 67 year old Chinese, Chow Jong Jing, heart attack, Poipet
3. 67 year old German, GUNTHER DETLEV, heart attack, Kampot
4. 47 year old Viet, Truong Van Son, unknown, Poipet
5. 29 year old unidentified Vietnamese female, suicide by jumping, PP
6. 24 year old Filipino male, Gerry Manderico, heart attack from illnes or pills, Siem Reap
7. 59 year old Thai, pheng pratkosin, unknown, Poipet
8. 65 year old Belgian, ALFONS FRANCISCUS VAN HOOF, stroke, Siem Reap
9. 63 year old Malaysian, CARSEN TION KAI SENG, murdered, Bavet
10. 53 year old Turk, SAVASER BORA, lung cancer, Siem Reap
11. Australian woman, Laura Knight, bus crash, Takeo
12. 63 year old Brit, Peter Lee, Cancer, SHK.
13. 69 year old Japanese, Ozeki Hiroyuki, stroke , Bavet
(651/12)

July 
1. 64 year old Australian man, THEODORE SYDNEY MCDONALD, booze related heart attack, Koh Kong
2. 49 year old German, Thomas Hess, supposed allergy, SHK
3. 46-year-old American TRAVIS DANA HULBERT, cirrhosis SHK
4. Mid 20’s (?) unidentified foreign male, found in waterfall SHK
5. 68 year old Cambodian-American (US citizen) Johnnica Tuy, sudden illness, Battambang
6. 71 year old British man John Draycott, lung disease, SR
7. 27 year old Chinese man, LIU QIANG, drowning, SHK
8. 73 year old Chinese, HUANG DEYUAN, stroke SR
9. 70 year old Australian, Colin Stewart, diabetes, Takmao, Kandal
10. 61 year old Korean, CHAI SUNG SOO, suicide, KTV toilet, SR
11. 21 year Chinese man, Zhang Yulu, apparent drowning, Kandal
12. 66 year old Korean CHANG IN KYU, cancer, PP
13. 30 year old Chinese man, Chen Yuanzhi, jumped from tuk tuk, PP
14. 65 year old Korean man, In Sik, hanging, PP
15. 46 year old Vietnamese, Vieng Yang Choung, suicide in water jar, Kandal
16. 58 year old Korean, Ju Doo Soo, hanging suicide, PP
(815/15)

August
1. 43 year old Australian, Jake Mccrann, wind, SR
2. 27-year-old Thai Nobergat Siributtawong, hanging, Poipet
3. 49-year-old Thai KOMSAN THUANGSOONGNERM, sudden death, Poipet
4. Unconfirmed in local press, but through FB, German bar owner Rainer Nee, probably SHK
5. 80-year-old Ukranian, NINA BARANOVSKA, cancer, Kampot
6. 60 year old Frenchman, THIERRY OLIVIER DIWO, cancer SR
7. 71 year old Australian, Peter Anthony Caughley, suspected heart attack, PP
8. 51-year-old South Korean Woosung Lee, heart attack, SR
9. 30 year old Indonesian, ANDRIAN, suspected drug induced heart attack, Poipet
10. 20 year old Chinese male, Tian Chao, drowning SHK
11. 41 year old American, Daniel Gildred, drugs?, SR
12. 54-year-old Chinese, Youk Chhin, hit by truck, Kandal
13, 41-year-old Cinese, CHEN FENG, hanging, Pailin 
14. 51 year old German, Friedrich Wilhelm Echternacht, heart attack, Kep
15. 58 year old Thai, Bunyanith Pavit Thaviseathang, jumped from casino, Poipet
16. 29 year old Brit Matthew Paul King, hanging in immigration center, PP
17. 57 year old French, MARC MARIE ANDRE RENE SEJOURNE, dizziness, Kampot
18. 34 year old Finn, ISKI JOHANNES PIEPPO, suicide, Kampot
19. 37-year-old British man, Benjamin Hutchings, drugs OD, Kampot
20. 68 year old Australian, OSCAR WERNER FROHNERT, heart attack PP
21. 31 year old Frenchman, Gabriel Maz, as yet unclear, PP
22. 42 year old Russian, ALEKSANDER ILIUSHIN, unclear, SHK
23. 56-year-old Uzbek IGOR BURUSOV, car crash, Kampot
(1012/22)

September:
1. 35 year old German, GUNNAR, ENGELBERT poisoned by food and/or medicines/alcohol
2. 72 year old American, William Noel, health issues, PP
3. 27-year-old Chinese WU QUANZHONG, heart attack, Poipet 
4. 27 year old American, Arthur Belloumo, meth induced heart attack, PP
5. 51 year old Japanese, Hironori Nakorno, heart attack, PP
6. 36 year old Vietnamese, Tien Duc Jun, heart attack, PP
7. No ID: foreign woman jumped out of hotel window, PP
8. No ID: Foreign man (Chinese?) found dumped on roadside, Svey Rieng
9. 28 year old Indonesian, Jonsen, SHK
10. *Unconfirmed, G Andres, Spanish, moto accident, Kratie
11. 81 year old Japanesem Sito Takao, health issues, PP
12. 55-year-old Chinese, LIN WEIJIAN, heart attack, Kandal
13. 45 year old Nigerian, Geoffrey Morgan Obi,unknown health issues, PP
14. 44 year old Belgian, Tom Stefan (something), OD, PP
15. 65 year old Vietnamese tourist, Bui Thanh Phong, high blood pressure, SR
16. 37-year-old Korean, LEE DONGKEUN, heart attack, SR
17. 68 year old American, Peter Butterworth, moto crash, Kampot
(671/14)

October
1. 30 year old Chinese, Luo Qiang, heart attack after love session with KTV girl
2. 49 year old Chinese, WANG ZHIQIANG, died in a dodgy Chinese doctors waiting room, PP
3. 45 year old Chinese (unnamed), electrocuted in a factory, Kampong Spue
4. 52-year-old Jordan Michael Rex, fainted and fell off moto, PP
5. 50ish No ID white man, drowned, PP
6. 35 year old Chinese, Li Chi Minh, eelectrocuted in (another) factory, Kampong Spue
7. Age unknown, BARRY GLENN THOMAS, Australian, health problems, Kampot
8. 37 year old Chinese, Jin Baosong, traffic accident, PP
9. 48 year old Pakistani, Bhatti Kasar Mahboob, suicide, SR
10. 42 year old Slovakian, Josef Malina, unknown, PP
11. Unknown age (but old) American, “Greg”, unknown, PP
12. Unknown age American, Kevin Reagan, health problems, PP
13. 74-year-old French tourist, RENE LUCIEN MARCHAND, stroke, SR
14. 38 year old Canadian John Koyczan, heart attack, PP
(450/10) 45

November
1. 65-year-old Indian man, ASHOK KUMAR RAMANA THAN, heart attack, PP
2. 42 year old Thai male, unnamed, heart attack, Pailin
3. 45 year old Australian woman Ms. Taylor, alcohol induced heart attack, PP
4. 52 (?) year old American, “Woody” Paul Petrea aka Cebu Paul, pancreatic cancer, Battambang
5. 71 year old American, Dean Rivers, hypertension (?), Siem Reap
5. 27-year-old Ciniese, ZHANG JIANGSHAN, jumped off casino, Poipet
6. 42 year old Australian, Luke Benjamin Brudenell, drugs OD, PP
7. 42 year old German, Robert Mikulski, sleeping pills? Kampot
8. 73 year old, ANTONIO CARVALHAL REBELO, heart attack, SR
9. 31 year old Brit, Christopher Dunne, ‘heart attack’, but going with drugs, PP
10. Unknown age, Swiss, Daniel Eigensatz, unknown, PP
11. Unknown white foreign male, fell/jumped from building, PP
12. 74 year old Brit, Peter Kendall, unknown cause, PP
13. 51-year-old Malaysian, Chao Yi, and dog, traffic accident, PP
14. 35 year old Romanian tourist, Bodgan-Mihail (?) boat accident (drowning), Koh Rong
15. 54 year old Korean, Lee Soohoo, hanging, SR
16. 30 year old Brit, William Magee, ‘heart attack’, PP
17. Unknown Korean skeleton/corpse, murder, PP
18. 26 year old American, Kyle Mills, unknown, SR
(760/15)

December

1. Chinese Wa Rong, stabbed, SHK
2. 50 year old Chinese, Dong Li, stabbed SHK
3. 61 year old Japanese, Sakurai Norihito, heart attack at Angkor marathon, SR
4. 68 year old German (?), Reihard Wagemann, heart attack, PP
5. 59 year old Frenchman, Thierry Stocker, lung cancer, SR
6. 20 year old American, Hunter Gappa, fall at Magic Sponge, Kampot
7. 73 year old Chinese, ZHAO GUANGNFU, heart attack, SR
8. 48 year old Thai, Bunthon Nuuk Ouk, unknown, Poipet
9. 54 year old Dutch, Didier Olden, heart attack, SR
10. 52 year old Brit, Mike Hyslop, bloated stomach, SR
11. 60 year old American, Mark Edward Halvorson, unknown SR
12. 65 year old US citizen Chit Yoying, (of Cambodian origin), brain haemorrhage, BTB
13. 64 year old Czech, RUZENA SAUERLANDOVA , valium OD, Kampot
14. 34 year old Chinese, LYU MINGPAN, suicide jump, SHK
15. 40 year old American, Robert Jamieson, drugs, PP
16. 46 year old Chinese, Song Qingjun, murdered PP
17. 71 year old French-Khmer woman, Annie Thibault, heart attack, PP
18, 51 year old Chinese, BAI CHANGJUN, 51, heart attack, SR
19. 33 year old Chinese, CHEN ZHIZHONG, tortured, murdered and dumped, Poipet
20. 60 year old Czech-Canadian, Peter Kraus, heart disease, Kampot
21. 45 year old Chinese, ZHENG ZHONG YING, killed by toilet slip, Bavet 
22. 60 year old Malaysian, DANNIS MATHA S VETHAMUTHU, health issues, SR
23. 68 year old German, Johannes Saurland, suicide, Kampot (husband of #13)
24. 43 year old German, Susanne Thomas, cancer, Kampot
(1182/22-53.72)

PP-57
Siem Reap – 27
Poipet- 17 
SHK-17
Kampot – 15 
Kandal – 6 
Koh Kong – 3
Bavet/Svey Rieng- 4
Kampong Spue – 3
Battambang – 3
Pailin – 2
Kampong Thom- 1
Kampong Chhnang- 1
Rattanakiri – 1
Koh Rong – 2
Takeo – 1
Pursat-1 
Kep – 1
Kratie- 1

China – 27
USA- 22
UK- 13
Germany- 13
Australia -11
Korea- 8
Thailand – 7
France-7
Malaysia – 7
Vietnam – 5
Japan – 4
Finland -3
Indonesia-3
Taiwan – 2
Belgium 2
Netherlands – 2
Canada- 2
Denmark – 1
Singapore – 1
India – 1
Laos -1
Croatia- 1
Philippines – 1
Turkey- 1
Ukraine- 1
Russia – 1
Uzbekistan- 1
Spain- 1
Nigeria- 1
Pakistan- 1
Slovakia- 1
India-1
Portugal- 1
Switzerland- 1
Romania – 1
Czech Rep.- 1

Heart/health issues- 70
Unknown cause-24
Suicides – 24
Drugs suspected- 13
Traffic accidents- 11
Murder- 9
Drowning – 5
Work accidents – 2
Alcohol- 2
Fall- 2
Simians – 1
Weaponry – 1

M-177 F- 11
Average age 49

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