THE body of a 30-year-old man who died of a heart attack in his Cambodian hotel room could be brought home to his family this week.

More than £8,000 has been donated to the family of William Magee after he was found dead in the Boeung Chhouk Guest House, south Cambodia on November 27.

It means that William’s family now have the money to get him back to the UK after needing to raise £6,700 for travel costs.

Step-sister Charlotte Bradshaw said the family was overwhelmed by the response.

The 36-year-old, from Barrowford, said: “A huge thank you to the amazing support we have had. William was only 30 and had his whole life ahead of him.

“It has been a traumatic time for the family and people have been so kind with their donations.

“It has been such an overwhelming response and these acts of kindness help to restore your faith in humanity.”

Ms Bradshaw says the family are hopeful William, born in Burnley, will be returned to them by the end of the week.

She added: “The family are still in the process of booking a flight to get William home when I last had contact with them on Monday but are hopeful to have him flown back later this week.”

The British national had been travelling overseas and spent several months in Cambodia training locals about online advertising, social media and English.

He had previously worked for local marketing agencies, including Fifty2one Ltd in Clitheroe and RS Digital Ltd in Nelson.

His family are still looking to raise another £4,500, which will be used to cover funeral expenses. A date for the funeral has yet to be decided. To donate funds visit the ‘Get William Home’ GoFundMe page.