Scottish radio presenter dies in Phuket

A Scottish Breakfast Show host from has been killed in a motorcycle crash on the Thai island of Phuket.

Paul Norris, from Stirling in Scotland, hosted the The Breakfast Show on English station 91.5 Phuket FM Radio and was known by the nickname The Doris.

A station colleague told Asia Radio Today that 45 year old Norris was killed in a collision with an airport taxi on the main highway from the airport to the south of the island.

The accident happened at about 2am on Sunday local time.

Norris had lived in Phuket for 12 years and had become a local celebrity through his club and radio work. He was also a founding shareholder in the station when it launched in 2008.

The Phuket News reports that Norris was involved in a serious road accident in June last year and had only returned to the island and work in October.

A note of condolence has been posted on the station’s website and several tributes have been paid on Facebook.

Paul is being repatriated to his home in Scotland and funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.

This story first appeared on Asia Radio Today

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 8:42 am by RadioToday UK

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