- The British man was found dead only in his underwear on Friday
- The pensioner was left heartbroken after his lover left him three years ago.
- He also suffered from a chronic illness that required daily medical attention.
A British pensioner died this morning from the fifth floor of an apartment building in Thailand.
The 89-year-old man was found dead face down in a pool of blood next to the pool at the Star Beach Condotel in Pattaya around 6am on Friday.
Local police arrived at the scene and discovered that the British man was wearing only his blue boxers and had a bandage around his head.
They cordoned off the area and covered his body, while they investigated the death, interviewing the building’s receptionist and the nurse who was caring for the elderly man.
They said he had been heartbroken since his younger lover left him three years ago.
The pensioner was found dead on Friday morning around 6am next to the pool at the Star Beach Condotel in Pattaya, Thailand.
Security guard Sornsak Sopha, 40, said: ‘People staying at the condo informed me that someone had fallen from a building. So I ran to check it and found that the person who had fallen was a foreigner.
‘He had died and at first I was very shocked and couldn’t do anything. When I gathered my thoughts I called the police to come and investigate.’
The man’s carer, Anansit Suttaso, 57, said the retired Briton suffered from a chronic illness that required medical attention every night.
She said: ‘He often complained that he missed his partner and lover, who had been gone for over three years. “I never thought something like this would happen.”
Police Colonel Thanaphong Phothi, superintendent of Pattaya City Police Station, said he had ordered officials to investigate.
The police officer said: “Forensic officers are checking the room and officers and viewing CCTV cameras from the entire area, to collect evidence and conclude the case.”
“There are no signs of a struggle or robbery in the deceased’s room.”
The pensioner’s body has been taken to the local hospital for an autopsy and the British embassy in Bangkok has been informed.
MailOnline has contacted the UK Foreign Office for comment.