Man dies almost two weeks after brutal assault in Surfers Paradise

A MAN punched unconscious in Surfers Paradise almost two weeks ago has passed away in hospital.

The alleged attack happened on Orchid Avenue around 1.00am on Tuesday, October 1.

Police say Brazilian national Ivan Susin was sitting with friends on a bench, when two men allegedly approached them and took some of their food.


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“It will be further alleged that an altercation ensued, with one of the men punching a 29-year-old man causing him to lose consciousness and fall, striking the back of his head on the ground,” Qld police said in a statement following the attack.

The 29-year-old sustained critical head injuries and was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital where he was placed into an induced coma.

Police confirmed in a statement a short time ago, that he passed away in hospital on Friday afternoon.

Organizacao Brasil Australia Gold Coast took to Facebook this morning, posting a tribute to the young man.

“We wish that today the mantle of our lady aparecida will involve peace and light the path of Ivan Susin,” the post reads.

“May the kindness and love that our patron represent welcome and comfort the pain of the family, and that unite us more and more in solidarity and love to the next.

“Regardless of your belief, elevate your heart in prayer for Ivan’s passage by joining the chain of faith that will take place today at 3 pm with the pray of the third of our lady aparecida at Calvary church in Miami.

“We appreciate all the messages of sympathy, which will be taken to the family, and we also ask for respect for the moment of suffering and gathering of Ivan’s mother, who for now prefers not to receive visits or phone calls.”

A 27-year-old man from NSW was released on strict bail conditions last Wednesday after being charged with one count of grievous bodily harm over the attack.

He’s due to face court again on October 16.

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