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HM the King passed away

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Johnnie F.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej im Dezember 2012 on his 85. Birthday in Bangkok (Photo: picture alliance / dpa)

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away at Siriraj Hospital at 3.52pm on Thursday, the Royal Household Bureau announced.

His Majesty passed away peacefully at Chalermphrakiet Building of Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok it was announced in a national broadcast.

All royal family members were in attendance at the time.

His Majesty was 88 and would have turned 89 on Dec 5 this year.

The ninth King of the Chakri Dynasty ascended to the throne on June 9, 1946 and was the world's longest-reigning monarch. People across the country celebrated the 70th year of his accession to the throne this year.

Well-wishers in pink and yellow had been flocking to the hospital to pray for him since the RHB announced on Sunday night that the King's condition was "unstable".

The bureau said in another statement on Monday that His Majesty's general condition was still not stabilised and royal doctors were giving him medication.

An even larger crowd began gathering at Siriraj Hospital on Tuesday, and rapidly grew over the next two days.

The crowd gave alms to monks and prayed continuously for the King's good health. Government offices throughout the nation opened their doors for similar activities on Thursday, and people in all provinces began streaming in to pray and sign their names and best wishes for His Majesty's recovery.

Bangkok Post

Johnnie F.

Nation in tears, doubts it really happened

Thais at every strata of society burst into tears upon the official announcement of the loss of their greatly beloved King. Some did not want to accept the moment of truth while others promised to follow the King's guidelines and be his subjects in every life.

The first experience of the reality struck the crowds at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital where the King had been treated.

Many broke down in tears and hugged each other. Others shouted "Long live the King" and looked to the floor of the Chalermphrakiet Building where the King had been treated. Many announced their wish to be his servants for every life, many sang the royal anthem, and many stood in silence and held the King's portrait to their chests.

In other provinces, everyday activities came to sudden halt and shock spread as the national loss was announced on TV at about 7pm. Many said they still doubted it really happened.

The sudden heart-breaking moment was overwhelmingly obvious at markets as people were buying food and saw the announcement on the TVs of local vendors.

In Nakhon Ratchasima province, vendors at Nong Phailom market in Muang Nakhon Ratchasima district burst into tears. Some of them vowed to follow the King's sufficiency guideline and others raised the King's portraits and mourned the death in tears.

Full article: Bangkok Post


Condolences to Thailands Royal family and Thai people all over the world on the passing of the most revered & loved King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Baby Farts

Very sad. My condolences go out to the Monarchy, Royal family and Thai people.  He was also an American too, and for that, I am also saddened to have lost such a wonderful man who had done so much for Thailand. God Bless him.

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