Ivan Susin.
Ivan Susin.

Victim of wild brawl dies in hospital

THE victim of a wild brawl in Surfers Paradise has died in hospital almost two weeks after being knocked unconscious.

Brazilian national Ivan Susin, 29, died at Gold Coast University Hospital last night after he was left in coma for 12 days.

He was allegedly knocked unconscious, before hitting the back of his head in a fight over an allegedly stolen chip on the morning of Tuesday October 1.

Organizacao Brasil Australia (OBA) Gold Coast posted on Facebook a tribute message about Mr Susin's passing.

Ivan Susin.
Ivan Susin.


"We wish that today the mantle of our lady Aparecida will involve peace and light the path of Ivan Susin," they wrote.

"May the kindness and love that our patron represent welcome and comfort for the pain of the family, and that unite us more and more in solidarity and love to the next.

"Regardless of your belief, elevate your heart in prayer for Ivan's passage by joining the chain of faith that will take place today at 3pm within the pray of the third of our lady Aparecida at Calvary church in Miami.

"We appreciate all the messages of sympathy, which will be taken to the family and we also ask for respect for the moment of suffering and gathering of the family."

Ivan Susin, 29, can be seen throwing a punch after intervening, before he is knocked out cold. Gold Coast Surfers Paradise fight assault. Picture: 9News
Ivan Susin, 29, can be seen throwing a punch after intervening, before he is knocked out cold. Gold Coast Surfers Paradise fight assault. Picture: 9News

CCTV footage shows Susin entering a melee, allegedly involving Ricky Lefoe, 27, and another 28-year-old man who had allegedly stolen a chip from a man sitting on a park bench out the front of a kebab shop.

Susin can be seen entering the fight and throwing a punch, before a man, allegedly Ricky Lefoe, appears to punch him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground and hit the back of his head.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Nick Wang told the Southport Magistrates Court the day after the attack, on Wednesday October 2, that Susin had "severe swelling on the brain" and "may never regain consciousness".

Ricky Lefoe, a Sydney construction worker, walked from the watch-house two days after the alleged attack.

He was charged with grevious bodily harm and is yet to enter a plea.

Lefoe was bailed on $50,000 surety and he cannot enter any safe night precinct in Queensland.

Lefoe is due back in court on October 16.

A 28-year-old Burleigh Waters man was also charged in relation to the melee. He was charged with one count of stealing and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm. He will appear in court on October 14.



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