Friends and family of a Scarborough man who was confirmed to have swine flu after his sudden death Saturday are in shock, saying the 44-year-old father of two was healthy except for diabetes and a recent cough.

“He was very healthy. That’s why we are surprised,” a family friend, who gave his name only as Mohan, said yesterday.

Ravinjan Paramsothy died at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. It is not known if the virus even contributed to his death. Autopsy results are pending.