The King of Thailand — Bhumibol Adulyadej, who is the world’s longest reigning monarch is dead. He died in a Bangkok hospital at the age of 88 today Thursday October 13th, according to the bureau of the royal household.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej gave up the ghost today after his family highlighted on Sunday that he had been placed on a ventilator after his medical team had performed kidney dialysis and replaced a tube used to drain fluid from his lung when his blood pressure dropped.
Thailand, a kingdom of 67 million people, with most not knowing any other ruler apart from Bhumibol, will now be ruled by Thailand’s 63 year old Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn.
May his soul rest in peace. Amen!