Daughter of actor Kowit killed in car accident

national August 10, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

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The youngest daughter of wellknown actor Kowit Wattanakul was killed yesterday morning after her Mercedes Benz plunged off an overpass in Bangkok. She succumbed to her injuries at a hospital, while her friend was killed at the scene.



Matawee Wattanakul, 21, left behind her family and what promised to be a bright future.

She passed away at the Paolo Memorial Paholyothin Hospital after sustaining brain injuries, skull fractures and lung damage.

Also killed in the accident was Jakpong Jarernphon, 22.

They were returning from a study session arranged by their classmates when the accident took place at 5.30am. They were scheduled to take an exam today.

Both victims were fourthyear students at Kasetsart University’s Faculty of Humanities.

Matawee’s father Kowit Wattanakul, a famous actor, could not hold back tears when talking about her death.

“It’s the biggest loss in my life,” he said.

The loving father said he had kissed her on the cheek when she left home Wednesday night.

“She didn’t want to leave home that night but her friends insisted,” he recounted. “Finally, I gave her permission to go to her friend’s home.”

He hoped this accident would remind all parents that the safest place for their children to prepare for their exams was their own home.

Matawee’s elder sister, Mintita Wattanakul, said no one should drive while sleepy. Mintita, widely known as Mint AF3, has already made her name in show biz, and was convinced Matawee was about to follow in her footsteps.

Kowit said he planned to let Matawee star in two movies. “I don’t know whether I can work further on these two movie projects now that she’s gone,” he said.

He described his youngest daughter as a good and talented person. “She’s very good at English. The other day, I talked about the possibility of securing her a job at the Tourism Ministry,” Kowit said.

 

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