Australian tourist found dead in Bali hotel room

Published: 07 January 2018 Image credit: Matahari Bungalows website


An Australian father has died while on holiday in Bali of what police believe was a heart attack.

36-year-old Clinton Dally, believed to be from Perth, died in his hotel room in the Matahari Bungalows, Kuta.

His body was discovered around 1.45pm local time on Saturday after Mr Dally’s Balinese girlfriend asked staff to call a doctor to their room.

Hotel staff found him lying unconscious face down on the bed, and he was pronounced dead by a doctor shortly after.


Clinton Dally' passport found among his belongings (supplied)

Mr Dally’s girlfriend told authorities he had never complained of any previous illness during their three-month relationship.

However, it is reported he returned to his hotel room the previous night due to a headache and drank a beer before taking a Panadol.

Kuta Police Chief, I Nyoman Wirajaya, said police were investigating the circumstances around Mr Dally’s death.

“We have done an investigation at the hotel room. The room is neat. We do not find any violence or crime in this case. The doctor alleged that the victim died because of a heart attack.” He said.

Authorities said Mr Dally’s body was taken to Sanglah morgue where they would await instruction from local and Australian authorities regarding an autopsy.