Andy Towns, from Edinburgh, is believed to have died after being knocked down by a minibus in Laos on Saturday.
The former Boroughmuir High School pupil is understood to have been on a gap year.
The Foreign Office have issued a statement saying: “Our staff are offering advice and support to the family of a British man following his death in Laos, and are in contact with the local authorities regarding the incident.”
The 18-year-old’s devastated family were too upset to provide a comment.
Staff and pupils at Boroughmuir High School are aware of the teenager’s death.
Boroughmuir Seniors tweeted: “Absolutely heartbroken. Andy Towns, one in a million, you’ll never be forgotten. Rest easy brother.”
A minute silence was held by his former club North Merchiston FC ahead of all yesterday’s games to pay their respects.
North Merchiston FC Blacks - Under 13s tweeted: “The club is devastated to hear the loss of 18 year old Andy Towns.
“Andy was at the club for a number of seasons and will be sorely missed by all at the club.”
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