As many people will be aware, Thailand has entered a period of mourning for the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej after his 70-year reign as one of the world’s most beloved monarchs.
Pop stars across Asia have been photographed paying their respects to the late King at the Royal Palace in Thailand, in Thai embassies and on social media throughout the world. In Korea 2PM's Nichkhun, a native Thai, along with fellow band members Taecyeon and Junhoa all took to Twitter to pay their respects.
The Jazz King
While many of the King’s achievements are well known, maybe a lesser-known fact is that King Bhumibol Adulyadej was an avid Jazz lover and himself an accomplished musician – he was a keen saxophone player through much of his life and even composed his own songs!
Watch this great recording of the King’s solo in 1988:
Entertainment events cancelled or postponed across Thailand
According to an announcement from the Thai government, all entertainment activities in Thailand shall be halted for one month for the national mourning period.
Selected event status:
- 'BIGBANG MADE [V.I.P] TOUR IN BANGKOK' (29-30 October 2016) - CANCELLED
- '2016 JYP NATION MIX & MATCH IN BANGKOK (5-6 November 2016) - CANCELLED
- 'ASTRO THE 1st SEASON SHOWCASE in BANGKOK 2016' (29 October 2016) – POSTPONED
- Monsta X, The First Asia Fan Meeting in Bangkok 2016 - POSTPONED
- LEE JONG SUK FANMEETING “VARIETY” IN BANGKOK - POSTPONED
- 2016 FTISLAND “THE TRUTH” IN BANGKOK - POSTPONED
- “GFRIEND FAN MEETING IN BANGKOK 2016” - POSTPONED
- 'f(x) the 1st concert DIMENSION 4 – Docking Station – in BANGKOK' (20 November 2016) - POSTPONED