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Irishman passes away weeks after serious fall in Thailand

The 32-year-old had been in a coma for almost five weeks and was flown back to Ireland last Thursday.
Jul 22nd 2013, 7:43 AM 23,842 30

AN IRISHMAN WHO had been in a coma for almost five weeks following a serious fall in Thailand has passed away.

Robbie Robinson, a 32-year-old Wicklow native, died in hospital yesterday. He had been flown back to Beaumont Hospital on Thursday night after spending more than a month in a coma at a Thai facility.

In a statement on a Facebook page set up to help with a fundraising drive to fly him home, his family said: “It is with a broken heart our dear friend and fighter Robbie passed away today.”

Robbie put up a magnificent fight but he was needed elsewhere. Robbie has gone on to save lives, by donating his organs, so even in his passing he was amazing and touched even more hearts.
Thank you to everyone for your huge support over the last few weeks. Robbie will truly be missed and we will always love him.

The family had raised more than €40,000 in recent weeks to help pay for the huge medical bills that had been racked up as Robbie had no travel or health insurance.

Robbie flew back to Ireland in June to be best man for his best friend’s wedding. He had been returning to work in New Zealand when he stopped off in Thailand for holiday. During his trip, he fell from a balcony at a Bangkok building.

Read: Irishman in a coma flown home a month after serious fall in Thailand

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