Faaez Samadi
Oct 11, 2017

The death of a king: Thailand marks a year in mourning

As the anniversary of the late king's death approaches, we look back at the impact of the tragedy on the advertising world.

A year on from his death, King Bhumibol continues to inspire devotion: this race to honour his memory was held on 29 September 2017.

Thursday 13 October 2016 was the day everything stopped in Thailand. It will be forever etched into the history and living memory of the country and its people, who that day mourned the death of their beloved king, Bhumibol Adulyadej.

King Bhumibol had been the world’s longest-reigning monarch after 70 years as head of state, and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha’s declaration of a one-year mourning period was testament to the deep reverence in which Thais...

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