Swiss English Teacher at Home of English THOMAS FRISCHKNECHT Dies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Swiss English Teacher at Home of English THOMAS FRISCHKNECHT Dies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:21 am

7 September 2017

PHNOM PENH: Swiss national, Thomas Daniel Frischknecht (Thomas Frischknecht known as "Tom" or "Big Tom") 44 years of age, is reported to have become ill during the night and died in his home at Tang Sang Village, Sangkat Niroth, Khan Chbar Ampov. His wife called for an ambulance, but it was too late. The cause of death according to the police was a heart attack caused by heart disease.

Tom was born in Zurich, Switzerland on January 23, 1973, making him 44 years old at the time of his death.

Thomas Frischknecht had working as an English teacher at the Home of English school in Phnom Penh. His body has been taken to Stung Meanchey Pagoda to be prepared for a traditional funeral ceremony. RIP

Source: Cambodia police.

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Re: English teacher, Thomas Daniel Frischknecht dies in Phnom Penh aged 44.

Post by theghost » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:28 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:21 am
7 September 2017.
PHNOM PENH. Swiss national, Thomas Daniel Frischknecht, 44 years of age, is reported to have become ill during the night and died in his home at Tang Sang Village, Sangkat Niroth, Khan Chbar Ampov.
His wife called for an ambulance, but it was too late. The cause of death according to the police was a heart attack caused by heart disease.

The deceased was working as an English teacher in a private school in Phnom Penh. His body has been taken to Stung Meanchey Pagoda to be prepared for a traditional funeral ceremony. RIP
Source: Cambodia police.
Yeh like 44 year old dudes just drop dead In the middle of the night , Another heart attack in KoW under suspicious circumstances .......

Wonder why coppers didn't called it. A "crime scene" this time .,....


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Re: English teacher, Thomas Daniel Frischknecht dies in Phnom Penh aged 44.

Post by tightenupvolume1 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:31 am

some people just die of a heart attack, why the paranoia?
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Re: English teacher, Thomas Daniel Frischknecht dies in Phnom Penh aged 44.

Post by John Bingham » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:54 am

tightenupvolume1 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:31 am
some people just die of a heart attack, why the paranoia?
It's not so much paranoia, more the fact that most deaths that don't have an obvious cause here are put down as heart attacks.
Years back they used to blame this sort of thing on "dizziness" or "wind" so at least they are using proper medical terminology.
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Re: English teacher, Thomas Daniel Frischknecht dies in Phnom Penh aged 44.

Post by theghost » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:17 am

tightenupvolume1 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:31 am
some people just die of a heart attack, why the paranoia?
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And In Cambodia every white guy does of a heart attack.
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Re: English teacher, Thomas Daniel Frischknecht dies in Phnom Penh aged 44.

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:38 am

Very sad news, Tom was a nice guy. I met him almost 10 years ago during late nights out. A genuine heart attack most likely, as he was quite overweight even back then.

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Re: Swiss English Teacher at Home of English THOMAS FRISCHKNECHT Dies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by Rama » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:28 am

Rest in peace Big Tom.
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Post by canucklhead » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:32 am

Not good news. RIP big guy
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Re: English teacher, Thomas Daniel Frischknecht dies in Phnom Penh aged 44.

Post by Jerry Atrick » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:50 pm

theghost wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:28 am
CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:21 am
7 September 2017.
PHNOM PENH. Swiss national, Thomas Daniel Frischknecht, 44 years of age, is reported to have become ill during the night and died in his home at Tang Sang Village, Sangkat Niroth, Khan Chbar Ampov.
His wife called for an ambulance, but it was too late. The cause of death according to the police was a heart attack caused by heart disease.

The deceased was working as an English teacher in a private school in Phnom Penh. His body has been taken to Stung Meanchey Pagoda to be prepared for a traditional funeral ceremony. RIP
Source: Cambodia police.
Yeh like 44 year old dudes just drop dead In the middle of the night , Another heart attack in KoW under suspicious circumstances .......

Wonder why coppers didn't called it. A "crime scene" this time .,....


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People in their 40's die of heart attacks all the damn time. Especially if they are "big".

And usually the cambo authorities, if correctly translated with context, say something more like "death because of heart stopping", which is never untrue. . .
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Re: Swiss English Teacher at Home of English THOMAS FRISCHKNECHT Dies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by JohnMacarthur8 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:22 pm

This is truly awful news. One of the best guys I ever met. Going to miss you, mate.
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