The New Zealand man, Paul Allen, ran a bar in the OTOP section of Patong. It is thought that the other man Harald Rainerr, may have been a patron of the bar at times.
The New Zealand man, aged 58, was found by his wife in his room on Nanai Road, in the early hours of February 14, apparently having died while eating a pizza.
The German man, a former solider aged 69, appears to have died the previous day in a fall down entrance steps to the footpath at a Nanai guesthouse about 7.10pm. Photographs show the man lying at the foot of a short set of steps.
The death of the New Zealand man follows the unusual case in which New Zealander Sarah Carter, 23, died in Chiang Mai, apparently from food poisoning, while two friends required hospital treatment.