Aust pedophile dies in Brazil: report

An Australian pedophile has died after spending more than a month in a coma following a car accident in Brazil.

Christopher John Gott, 63, was in April revealed to be in a Rio de Janeiro hospital, more than 20 years after fleeing Australia while on parole for child sex offences.

SBS reports he was confirmed dead on Thursday from multiple organ failure, citing Rio authorities.

In a statement to AAP, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing assistance to the family of a man who died in Brazil.