South West Wales

Swansea musician died in Thai moped crash, inquest hears

Ross Mackay was a classically trained guitarist Image copyright Wales news service
Image caption Ross Mackay was a classically trained guitarist

A Welsh musician working in Thailand was killed in a crash days before he was due to return home, an inquest has heard.

Classically-trained guitarist Ross Mackay, 27, from Sketty, Swansea, had been living in the beach-resort city of Pattaya for more than three years.

He wanted to return to Britain to work as a singer-guitarist, but died when his moped crashed into a parked truck.

Assistant coroner Aled Wyn Gruffydd recorded a narrative conclusion.

Mr Mackay's mother Lyn Mackay said: "Ross loved life and lived it to the absolute fullest, so he leaves a huge gap in a lot of lives that will never be filled.

"My heart will never heal from losing him. I adored him."

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