A British man and YouTube personality who became known for his daily videos about expat life in rural northern Thailand has died.
Graham Briar died on Friday night, his wife Pie confirmed in a video posted on their YouTube channel.
Graham, who had lived in Thailand for more than a decade, had recently suffered a heart attack and had undergone a triple heart bypass.
Earlier this month he posted a series of videos from his hospital bed informing the 5,000 plus subscribers to his Graham & Pie YouTube channel about his health problems.
Because he did not have medical insurance or sufficient funds to pay for treatment, Graham appealed to subscribers to help them pay for his medical costs, which was estimated between 600,000 and one million baht.
Graham later revealed that an anonymous donor had offered to pay for his treatment.
While Graham’s channel feature numerous messages of support and well wishes, it also included comments from people who thought he had made up his ill health for financial gain.
Speaking in a video earlier this month, which has now been deleted, Graham said that the whole experience had been frightening and that he wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Graham also hit out trolls who have made “truly vile posts” on his YouTube live updates.
People commenting on the video posted by Graham’s wife Pie on Saturday offered messages of condolences to Pie and their son Fam.
“So sorry for the unexpected tragic turn of events for Graham, You, and your family. Life is very precious, short, and unpredictable. The human kindness you guys received through this Tragedy has been amazing to see. The very few others was despicable, but to be expected. I wish nothing but the best for you and your family God Bless and be strong. my condolences,” one user wrote.
“Sorry for your loss Pie, rest in peace Graham, you will be missed by many.”
“So sorry for you, Pie and the family. Take care and let us know if we can do something. Rip Graham.”
“You had a lot of guts sharing with us Pie your husbands passing .Thank you . My deepest condolences to you Pie”
“No, this is not okey. This is the first time i am crying for many years, there is nothing to say… I really don’t know what to say” RIP Graham
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