Well-known Bangkok-based photojournalist Dan White passed away at Samitivej Hospital on Thursday morning after collapsing at a friend’s home earlier in the week. White, 47, suffered a brain haemorrhage on Tuesday and never regained consciousness, according to friends. A well-travelled all-rounder who cut his teeth in London’s Fleet Street, White worked international locations as varied as Togo, Morocco, Nepal and East Timor before basing himself in Bangkok in 2002 where his main focus was on travel and culture writing.
White, who had a history of art degree from the University of Sussex in the UK, also worked most recently as a photographer on two books – Sacred Tattoos of Thailand and Buddhist Temples of Thailand – and authored the travel guide, Frommer’s Cambodia and Laos.
White is survived by brothers Oliver and Matthew and stepmother Mary Harries-Magnusson.
Chanting will be held at Sala 15 in That Thong Temple (near Ekamai BTS station) at 7pm on Friday night, and 6.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
The cremation will take place at 2pm on Monday followed by a wake at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT). Anyone wanting to contribute to funeral costs can do so via the FCCT.