RELATIVES of a tourist found dead in Thailand are being supported by the Foreign Office.

It is understood Luke Ramage, 31, from Consett, died in The Bavana Hotel, Bangkok.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “Our staff are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Thailand.

“We continue to do all they can for them, and remain in contact with the Thai authorities.”

On the day of his death, December 14, the cleaning company boss, posted on Facebook that he was at the Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park.

Earlier in the day he posted that he had landed in Thailand along with a picture of himself and two friends.

It is understood he was due to spend time in Bangkok, before heading to the party island of Phuket, then Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos before going back to Thailand.

Friends took to social media to pay tribute to Mr Ramage, including Jade Storey, who said he was her ‘best friend’.

She wrote: “You are one of a kind, I love you like no other, I couldn’t be anymore gutted.

“It was only just three days ago we was putting the world to rights and it was only 2 days ago we spoke and you were having a good time.”