Thai actor Beam Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote was found dead at home on March 23 at the age of 25. Lerkchaleampote was found sleeping in his bed in a condominium building in Bangkok by his mother.
Lerkchaleampote’s mother attempted to wake him before discovering that he was not breathing. The actor was rushed to a hospital, where attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
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While officials have confirmed his death, the cause is still being investigated.
His first major role was as a lead character, Muek, a handsome swimmer in the romantic comedy “Water Boyy.” The actor went on to appear in a multitude of Netflix television series in Thailand such as “Nong Mai Rai Borisut,” “Rueng Lap Lang,” “Mister Merman,” “Sleepless Society: Bedtime Wishes,” “Bang Rachan,” “Blue Wave and, most notably, the 2019 Netflix series “The Stranded.” In “The Stranded” Lerkchaleampote plays main lead Kraam, a student of an elite school who gets stranded on a remote island with his classmates after a tsunami.
Lerkchaleampote’s “Water Boyy” co-star Anupart Luangsodsai took to Instagram to express his condolences, writing, “I didn’t think it was real, my friend. At least you and I were in some part of each other’s lives. I’m glad to be your friend, work with you and travel with you. I want to work with you again, but there won’t be another chance. Don’t worry anymore, my friend. Rest in peace.”