King Bhumibol Adulyadej, revered in Thailand as a demigod, breathed his last on Thursday. He was 88.
The Royal Palace said Bhumibol died "in a peaceful state" at Siriraj Hospital. People heard the news
Bhumibol had been the world's longest reigning monarch. He was an anchor of stability. A Thai woman,
He was a gentle leader who used the influence of the throne to unify the nation. Women wept after he