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Australian expat, 62, dies in Bali after three-week battle with COVID-19

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Australian expat, 62, dies in Bali after three-week battle with COVID-19

Australian expat, 62, dies in Bali after three-week battle with COVID-19 – but authorities say he had ‘recovered’ from the virus two days before he perished

  • Architect Paul Koodravsev becomes second Australian to die of COVID-19 in Bali
  • The 62-year-old, of Sanur, died from multiple organ failure caused by the virus
  • The man had ‘many comorbidities’ when he tested positive and was hospitalised 
  • His death follows David Sparenburg, 53, who died in guesthouse near Canggu

An architect from Perth has become the second Australian to die of COVID-19 in Bali.

Paul Koodravsev, of Sanur, on the island’s south-east, died of multiple organ failure caused by the virus on Sunday after testing positive on July 25. 

The 62-year-old was admitted to the Udayana University Hospital’s dedicated COVID ward on July 31, where he returned a second positive test.

He was hospitalised with ‘many comorbidites’ for 18 days before succumbing to the virus. 

Paul Koodravsev (pictured), who is originally from Perth, died from multiple organ failure caused by the virus on Sunday after testing positive to COVID-19 on July 25

The 62-year-old (pictured) was admitted to the Udayana University Hospital's dedicated COVID ward on July 31, where he returned a second positive test

The 62-year-old (pictured) was admitted to the Udayana University Hospital’s dedicated COVID ward on July 31, where he returned a second positive test

Bali Health Services head Ketut Suarjaya said the ’cause of death was due to multi-organ failure’.

‘Before he died, he had recovered from COVID,’ Mr Suarjaya told The West Australian reported.

‘A third swab at the Udayana University hospital on August 10, was negative. 

‘He was hospitalised for 18 days and died on August 16.’ 

The successful architect will be remembered for designing some of Bali’s most stylish hotels, villas and landscapes.  

The successful architect (pictured, right) will be remembered for designing some of Bali's most stylish hotels, villas and landscapes

The successful architect (pictured, right) will be remembered for designing some of Bali’s most stylish hotels, villas and landscapes

Mr Koodravsev (pictured) was also an avid tennis player and skier, and was married to a Swiss woman who he separated from in 2019

Mr Koodravsev (pictured) was also an avid tennis player and skier, and was married to a Swiss woman who he separated from in 2019

Mr Koodravsev was an avid tennis player and skier, and was married to a Swiss woman who he separated from in 2019. 

He has been remembered by friends on social media as a ‘great architect and photographer and above (all) a good friend’. 

‘RIP Paul. You will be missed,’ one said.

‘Just when I thought I would be lucky enough not to have lost any friend to corona. I learned my friend Paul Koodravsev passed away due to complications of COVID-19 here in Bali. He loved life and inspired me to live fully. RIP,’ another said.

The tragedy comes after 53-year-old Australian David Sparenburg died of coronavirus in a guesthouse near Canggu. 

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