An Australian holidaymaker who died in Laos on New Year's Day has been remembered as a larrikin with a kind heart.
Kane Scriven, 40, died on New Year's Day while on a holiday to Laos with his friend Nick Parkin.
A friend of Mr Scriven reportedly said the two men had been heavily drinking on New Year's Eve.
"All we know was the next morning one woke up and the other never did," the friend told Ninemsn.
He said Mr Scriven, who lived in Darwin, was a happy, friendly guy and a larrikin.
Another friend of Mr Scriven, Joel Kowalski, who had worked with the dead man at Workboats Northern Australia said Mr Scriven would be missed.
"He was definitely a larrikin. He had a kind heart and was always there for everyone," Mr Kowalski told AAP.
"He was a very nice person," he said.
"He's gone to his happy bubble. RIP Kanestta," said another friend of Mr Scriven on a Facebook page.
It is understood Mr Scriven worked as a deckhand and often travelled overseas.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the death of a 40-year-old Australian man in Laos but did not name the deceased.
Consular assistance is being given Mr Scriven's family.
It is believed Mr Scriven did not have a partner or children.