A 29-year-old man has died after he was allegedly assaulted on the Gold Coast

A man has died in hospital after he was allegedly bashed on the Gold Coast over stolen food.

Brazilian man Ivan Susin, 29, was allegedly assaulted outside a kebab shop on Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise about 1am on October 1, the attack so brutal he was left in a coma for 12 says.

Mr Susin was sitting with friends on a bench outside a kebab shop when two men, one believed to be Ricky Lefoe, 27, and another 28-year-old, approached the group.

According to police, one of the men took a hot chip from the group before chaos ensued.

CCTV footage obtained by 9News shows Mr Susin jumping into the fight and throwing a punch.

Mr Susin is then seen being punched in the face, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head before losing consciousness. 

The 29-year-old was rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition, where he was in a coma for 12 days before he died on Friday.

The two men involved in the fight allegedly ran from the scene before witnesses contacted police. 

Mr Lefoe was charged with one count of grievous bodily harm but was bailed on $50,000 surety and is yet to enter a plea.

Queensland Police expect to upgrade the charges when he appears in court on October 16. 

Tributes flowed online for Mr Susin, who was studying in the Gold Coast at the time of his death.

Family member Joseane Susin said the 29-year-old wanted to 'fulfill his dreams' in Australia.

She said: 'The quest for justice will not only be a reason to keep us alive, but essentially shall be done so that Ivan Susin, a Brazilian, son, brother, friend and human being of indescribable kindness, will never be forgotten.'

A tribute was held at the Calvary Catholic Church in Miami, where many gathered in respect for Mr Susin, Gold Coast Bulletin reported. 

Organizacao Brasil Australia Gold Coast paid tribute to Mr Susin: 'We wish that today the mantle of our Lady Aparecida will involve peace and light the path of Ivan Susin.'

'May the kindness and love our patron represents welcome and comfort the pain of the family, and unite us more and more in solidarity and love to the next.' 

Another 28-year-old man was also charged with one count of stealing and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and is set to appear in court on October 14.

stella Posted on October 21, 2019 12:13

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