Police were called to a hotel in Sadao just across the border from Malaysia after reports that a tourist had died during a massage.
Pol Lt Thanatsak of the Sadao police found an 80 year old Malaysian man dead. He was face up in bed and clothed in a t-shirt and brown shorts.
Staff at the hotel said that he had checked in and ordered a massage in his room.
As soon as the masseuse got to work he went into shock and subsequently died.
Police found no suspicious circumstances and put the death down to old age and pre-existing medical issues.
However, an autopsy was ordered at Padang Besar Hospital to determine the exact cause of death.
Relatives have been informed.
Source: Thai Rath