43-year-old Rajiv ‘Raj’ Jayarajah who was evacuated from Bali to Melbourne after he suffered a seizure and collapsed in front of his eight-year-old son has died in hospital.
Family friend Andrew MacQueen who has started the GoFundMe campaign to cover the family’s medivac expenses and other costs which could be around $250,000. He confirmed the news overnight, telling supporters:
“We are so sad to let you know that Raj passed away today.”
Raj suffered a seizure in his hotel room that caused him to collapse resulting in a head injury and brain haemorrhage. He underwent urgent brain surgery before he was placed in an induced coma.
Raj was then flown to Melbourne on a Life Flight where the team at The Alfred Intensive Care Unit performed a number of tests on Raj and informed the family that “there was nothing that could be done to save him.”
Raj was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away.
“We are shattered to lose Raj so young – it’s a huge loss for so many people who loved him, most of all his loving family. It is hard to imagine life without him, and we will now begin the mourning process.”