7 May 2020
Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, or “Da Torpedo,” a former reporter and political activist once convicted for lèse majesté, passed away this morning (7 May) at Siriraj Hospital, where she was admitted for cancer treatment.
23 Apr 2020
Teacher and scholar of Thai and Lao history and literature Peter Koret passed away of brain cancer on 9 April in 2020, at Ramkhamhaeng Hospital in Bangkok. He was 60 years old.
17 Jul 2019
The funeral ceremony for Thong Jamsri, the 4th Secretary-General of the Communist Party, was held on 14 July 2019 at Phra Pratone Chedi Temple, Nakhon Pathom Province. Following Buddhist tradition, the ceremony started with a lunch offering to monks and a requiem ceremony. In the afternoon, the ceremony continued with a commemoration, wreath laying, singing, poetry reading and music performances before funeral robes were offered. The funeral pyre was lit at 4 pm.
27 Sep 2017
A key Thai historian has passed away peacefully.
29 Apr 2014
Elisabetta Polenghi, Italian photographer and younger sister of Fabio Polenghi, who was killed during Thailand’s political violence in 2010, passed away in Italy on Monday late afternoon local time, or 10 pm Thailand time, according to family members. Elisabetta or “Isa” passed away at around 5pm in Milan, where she had been hospitalized for terminal pancreatic cancer.
23 Apr 2014
Mainueng K. Kunthee was the pen name of Kamol Duangphasuk, a prominent red-shirt poet and activist who was shot dead on Wednesday evening by unknown assailants.