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The international DJ Howard Kaii of the Netherlands has been confirmed as the man who died in the motorcycle accident near Chalong Circle, in the south of Phuket, last night before last.
Mr Kaii, 45, was travelling towards Rawai, where he lived, when his motorbike and the motorbike ridden by a Thai man collided, spilling Mr Kaii onto Chao Fa West Rd and into the path of an oncoming bus.
Lt Chollada Chokdeesrijan of the Chalong Police confirmed to The Phuket News that his mother identified the body at Vachira Hospital yesterday morning.
A friend to Mr Kaii told The Phuket News this afternoon that the Dutch embassy is assisting his mother.
Mr Kaii was well known for his talents as a DJ in a career spanning nearly three decades, during which he played alongside Ministry of Sound greats including Judge Jules and Pete Tong from the UK and Paul Van Dyk from Germany.
Mr Kaii was to launch his Summer Tour 2016 on March 25 at Xana Beach Club With Attica at Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach, followed by performances from April 17 at Bliss Beach Club further north on Surin Beach.
By May he was to perform in his home town of Eindhoven in the Netherlands and again in Antwerp, Belgium. From there, his tour was to take him to St Tropez in France, then Marbella and Ibiza, Spain.
“Howard was a high-spirited, gregarious and positive individual who loved Thailand,” said friend Ana Jeffrey.