HM the King passes away

His Majesty the King passed away peacefully at 3.52 pm on Wednesday at Siriraj hospital, the Bureau of the Royal Household announced Thursday night.

According to the announcement, HM the King was admitted to Siriraj hospital for medical treatment since October 3, 2014. Doctors had tried their best to treat the King, but his condition did not improve and steadily deteriorated until Thursday October 13 when the King passed away peacefully at Siriraj hospital.

The world’s longest-reigning monarch, HM the King ruled for 70 years. He was 88 and would have turned 89 on December 5 this year.