WA multimillionaire Chris Packer, who spent months in Bali's notorious Kerobokan prison battling gun-running charges that could have had him executed, has died.
Mr Packer had been ill since he suffered a heart attack on a Perth golf course and fell into a coma six years ago. He came out of the coma but had severe brain damage.
The sailor and adventurer won the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and the Admiral's Cup and spent time as a teammate of former British prime minister Edward Heath.
In 2004, while sailing the converted 500-tonne, Dutch-built Lissa into Indonesian waters midway through an expedition around the world, he was arrested and charged with gun-running for failing to declare weapons on board the boat.
He spent several months in Bali's Kerobokan prison facing possible execution before being released.
He died in Perth on September 1.His Italian-Peruvian partner, Gianna Botto, who stood by his side throughout his Bali ordeal, had been caring for him until his death.