American dies waiting in line for haircut

Friday, 09 August 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 32 By  Boonlua Chatree

An American boxing instructor waiting for a haircut died after falling asleep while waiting to be served.

Robert Carswell Lowther Jr., 65, passed away quietly at the Ton Barber on Soi Old Hollywood, off South Road, July 30. Police could not immediately determine the cause of death.

Lowther worked as a Muay Thai boxing teacher at a camp in North Pattaya. Witnesses said the shop was busy and, while waiting for a barber chair to open, Lowther fell asleep. When staff tried to rouse him for his haircut, they discovered he was dead.

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  • Comment Link Monday, 26 August 2013 01:46 posted by Martha Burns

    Thank you for your concern. My brother was returned to the United States for his final rites. He was not a boxing instructor. When he lived in Thailand he was a private golf instructor. He had returned for a visit because he loved your country and culture. Thank you for bringing him happiness.

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:31 posted by VENUGOPAL LAKSHMIPURAM

    I Feel sorry for the American Boxing Instructor. May his soul rest in peace. Hope he has someone related to him in Thailand to perform the final rites.