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Stewart Middleton was travelling with 10 friends (Picture: Wales News Service)

A British tourist was found dead after going to a Full Moon party in Thailand while on holiday with friends.

Stewart Middleton, 25, was travelling with 10 others when he suffered a nasty fall and is believed to have fatally bumped his head on Koh Phangan island.

Thousands of tourists flock to the all-night parties held on the beach, where they paint their faces with luminous paint and drink from buckets of alcohol in what has come to be known as a backpacker rite of passage. Stewart, a keen rugby player from Powys in Wales, was taken to hospital but couldn’t be saved.

He had timed his trip to be able to attend the outdoor full moon parties which took place around February 23.



British holidaymaker Stewart Middleton, 25 who was found dead after attending a notorious Full Moon party on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand. Tragic Stewart is believed to have fallen and bumped his head and was taken to hospital where he later died. © WALES NEWS SERVICE
He is believed to have bumped his head (Picture: Wales News Service)

A Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘We are providing support to the family of a British national who died in Koh Pangan, Thailand, on 25 February.’

Paying tribute, his sister Greta-Lee Middleton, 21, said: ‘You were truly beautiful in every way. You’re my brother, my best friend, and now you’re my angel! I love you!

‘You were the biggest pain, but I wouldn’t change you for the world! You looked after me like nobody else could, you were the first person I’d run to if I needed help, you knew exactly what to say to make everything better!’

Posting on Facebook, his friend Nick Davies wrote on Facebook: ‘Gone from one of the best holidays of my life to worst in a flash..

Gone but never forgotten r.i.p. Stewy.’
British tourist dies after Full Moon party in Thailand
Full moon parties are a major attraction on Koh Phangan.

His teammates at Tref-y-Clawdd rugby club held a minute’s silence before their last game.

A spokesman for the club said: ‘Stewart was a big player for Trefy at number eight.

‘Even though he had only started playing for us this season, he scored many times and was also a big voice on the pitch and in the changing room.

‘All thoughts now are with his family and friends.’

Stewart’s funeral will take place next Thursday with those attending encouraged to wear bright colours to reflect his personality.

Speaking about the funeral, his sister Greta said: ‘We’ll give you one hell of a party.'

Source; Metro

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