Articles Tagged: in Memorium

Arthur – House of Male

Sad news: Arthur, the well known Australian owner of Chiang Mai institution the House of Male gay Sauna passed away on 24 April.

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David Crisp – Six Years Ago

David Crisp

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the senseless murder of our friend and neighbour David Crisp at his home here. A musician and teacher originally from the UK David had retired to live in Chiang Mai and was well known around the gay scene.

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David Sampson – RIP

RIP David Sampson, owner Compass and formerly West restaurants in Chiang Mai. David passed away peacefully this morning in Australia. He will be sadly missed by many in Chiang Mai’s gay ex-pats community.

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Kris – Glass Onion

Sad news this week; Kris, the owner of the former Glass Onion has passed away. The Glass Onion, which Kris sold two or three years ago, has already been closed for a year or more now. The bar was quite unique for Chiang Mai and at the time a trend setter both in terms of […]

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The Day the Music Died

Buddy Holly, one of the fore fathers of modern music, died in a plane crash on 3rd February 1959. His short but explosive career left a permanent musical legacy, immortalised in 1971 by the cryptic lyrics of Don Mclean’s classic song American Pie. Something touched me deep inside the day the music died. Four years […]

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Whitney Houston

The Queen of pop is dead at 48! RIP Whitney Houston. Today the world lost one of it’s most celebrated female acts ever. From gospel singer to soul diva to pop megastar to successful actress; Whitney Houston will be missed worldwide.

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David Crisp

David Crisp

Life is an intriguing web of encounters and interactions with other people. Some planned, some random, some pleasant, some not so and some which, however fleeting, leave a profound and lasting impression that, despite being a small encounter, you know their impact will remain with you forever. David Crisp was born in 1953 and came […]

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Suicide in Chiang Mai

Police are treating as suicide the death of an American man found in a condo room in Chiang Mai. His body was found by condo staff who entered the room after he hadn’t been seen for a couple of days. He apparently died from an overdose of sleeping tablets. Although inquiries are continuing, he left […]

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Lucas – Darling Wine Bar

We sadly report that Lucas Villiger, the original owner and driving force behind Darling Wine Bar has passed away in his native Switzerland after a period of illness. In it’s hey day Lucas and his Thai partner Daeng, made Darling quite the place to be. But, it was never the same after Daeng’s untimely passing […]

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The dangers of living in Chiang Mai

Sometimes you read a story which reminds you that Chiang Mai, or the Rose of the North is not quite the Paradise you believed it was. In this case villans and bad luck seem to have struck for our friends at Thai Eyes. Apparently their house was attacked in the early morning hours, they were […]

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