The actor Anochao Yodbutr, who had been in a coma for 35 years since a car accident in 1983, died this week at the age of 59.
The well-known radio host Saithip “Chod” Montrikul Na Ayudhaya posted news of Anochao’s death along with a funeral timetable on Instragram.
The actor’s bathing rites were to be held at Wat Phrasri Mahathat in Bangkok’s Bang Khen district at 4pm on Wednesday, after which an Abhidramma rite would be performed through Sunday before his cremation on Monday.
Anochao, the youngest son of his parents’ eight children, suffered a serious head injury in a road accident sustained while filming the movie “Rakkan Wanlanid”, or “Love A Little Bit Each Day”, in Chiang Mai in 1983.
Anochao had been care for by his mother Ampai Yodbutr, who was honoured as one of the nation’s outstanding mothers in April 2002 and passed away in 2012 at the age of 88 from lung cancer.
His siblings, notably his sister Euamporn Yodbutr, continued to take care of Anochao in line with Ampai’s last words: “Don’t leave your brother.”
Anochao, born December 30, 1958, had performed in many Thai films released between 1982 and 1984 and received the best supporting actor award in 1982 for the film “Thep Thida Rong Ngan”.