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DJ Paul ''the Doris'' Norris will be mourned by an island full of listeners

UPDATE Popular Phuket DJ 'The Doris' Killed in Motorcycle Crash With Airport Taxi

Sunday, January 12, 2014
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PAUL NORRIS is being repatriated to Scotland and a special DJ Doris day is planned to coincide with his funeral. A ''Celebration of Paul's Life'' wil also be held on Phuket at a time and venue to be confirmed, 91.5 FM's Byron Jones said on Tuesday.

Original Report

PHUKET: Popular Phuket radio producer and DJ Paul ''the Doris'' Norris was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a taxi at a Phuket intersection early today.

The Phuket 91.5FM personality, aged 45, died as he made a right-hand turn off Chao Fa Road West, at the Sunday Market intersection. The taxi was carrying passengers from Phuket International Airport to Chalong about 2am.

Officers from Vichit Police Station are investigating. The taxi driver was interviewed at the station soon after the crash.

Police said the driver has been charged with at least one offence - reckless driving - and will return to the station this afternoon.

He did not appear to have been drinking. Damage indicated speed was a factor. The intersection lights were flashing orange at the time.

The vehicle was a four-wheel-drive Isuzu with green plates. Mr Norris is believed to have been wearing a helmet.

Paul ''the Doris'' Norris was a partner and founding shareholder in 91.5FM from the beginning of the station in 2008. His voice became familiar to virtually all expat listeners on Phuket.

At the time of the crash, Mr Norris was producer of the afternoon show and broadcasting the breakfast show five mornings a week. He appeared at the opening of the Phuket Boat Show at Royal Phuket Marina on Thursday.

Workers at the popular FM station were shocked by Mr Norris's death. One colleague described Mr Norris as ''a very, very popular person.''

His last message on Facebook read: ''Keeping all you lovely #Phuket people smiling as we are ready to rotate whatever tickles your fancy. sms me for all your music requests.''

The 91.5 online site was being readied to reveal the news to his many Phuket listeners.

Mr Norris's body is at Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City. His family in Britain has been notified.

Phuketwan supports the Phuket Mothers or Motorcycles (MoM) action group which promotes 100 percent helmet wearing and greater motorcycle safety.

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Shocked! He'd only recently recovered from a serious accident. Bugger.....

Posted by Geraint Lewis on January 12, 2014 11:33

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Very sad news. Vale Paul. You were a Phuket icon and you will be missed by many.

Posted by Phil Teese on January 12, 2014 12:10

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A very sad day for the island. He was a great guy and a Phuket institution. RIP Paul.

Posted by TimG on January 12, 2014 12:17

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Very sad news indeed, a tragic loss
R.I.P
Paul will be greatly missed

Posted by tom on January 12, 2014 12:33

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RIP Paul - and thank you for making Phuket a better place.

Posted by Sam Wilko on January 12, 2014 13:18

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Paul and I worked together for many years on 91.5 FM and also at many events around the island. My thoughts go out to all his friends and family. We had many good times together and I will miss him greatly. Peace and love to you my friend.
via con dios

Posted by Jay Leshark on January 12, 2014 13:23

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RIP Paul, a friend to many! I count my time here in Phuket as 16 years and I am sure It would be just as easy to count the RIP's for friends / aquaintances killed riding motorcycles wit or without helmets! When will intelligence, common sence, and history win the day? RIP Paul, maybe someone will read about your accidents and wise up!

Posted by Brad on January 12, 2014 13:27

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Paul you going to be sorely missed. RIP laddie. To his family, friends and millions of fans, my condolences.

Posted by Graham on January 12, 2014 14:46

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RIP my friend.

Posted by henri asia on January 12, 2014 15:00

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R.I.P., Paul. Your enthusiasm and love of life will be missed by all your friends and family.

Posted by chill on January 12, 2014 15:32

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My always smiling friend, me and all expats in Phuket will miss you and your voice and music in 91.5.

R.I.P

Posted by rune hyll krantz on January 12, 2014 15:52

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Sad day for Phuket, great guy, worked with him on many events, condolonces to all his family..RIP PAUL..

Posted by jondev on January 12, 2014 17:12

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Hard to take in, i liked Paul very much, great DJ, and great bloke, did gigs with him and he gave me good advice. I will miss his personality, and the fact that we will never hear his voice again saddens me deeply.
Phuket has lost one of its best, condolences to his family, they must be devastated.

Posted by LES on January 12, 2014 18:40

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Very sad news for all of us who knew him. Deepest condolences and best wishes to his family and friends. RIP

Posted by Gerry Mitchell on January 12, 2014 18:50

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Sad,sad news. R.I.P. Paul.

Posted by Magic man on January 12, 2014 18:57

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Tragic! Rest In Peace Paul, great memories x

Posted by Heather Macdonald on January 12, 2014 19:07

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rip Paul, sad news back in Stirling...
I dj`d will paul a few times.

Posted by paul kerr on January 12, 2014 19:33

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Very Very Sad News. I have heard his voice almost every day and really enjoy to listen to his programme.
Condolences to his Family.

Paul rest in peace. I will miss you

Posted by Mj on January 12, 2014 19:35

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So sad, RIP Paul, a good man always giving his best, he will be missed by many

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on January 12, 2014 21:42

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Going to miss you DJ Doris, you had a great spark man. R.I.P.

Posted by Mike Flynn on January 13, 2014 12:01


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