Yellowknife man John-David Koyczan has passed away in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, his family confirmed on Wednesday.

In a statement provided to Cabin Radio by Casey Koyczan – John-David’s brother – the family said he died in the Cambodian capital city on Saturday, October 27.

“At this time the family requests for the time and patience of friends, the community, and the territory as they are currently trying to acquire details for themselves, and are busy facilitating the many steps required to bring John-David home to Yellowknife, NT for a proper burial,” the statement read.

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“More information will be released in the future in regards to the funeral service and gathering.”

Local news reports in Cambodia suggested a heart attack had been identified as the cause of death, and gave The Bamboo House, a guesthouse, as the location. Those details could not be independently confirmed.

Phnom Penh, a city of around 1.5 million people, is a popular tourist destination.

John-David was the son of Caron May Lorenzen and John William Koyczan.