Thai actor Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote, known to his fans as Beam, passed away at the young age of 25.
Beam is widely known within the Boy’s Love (BL) community audiences, as he first rose to popularity after starring in the 2015 Thai LGBTQ+ film, Water Boyy (2015), and eventually starring in different drama projects such as Project S: Spike! (2017-2018), and The Stranded (2019).
With a promising career ahead of the young Thai actor, it came as a huge shock when the news confirming his death broke out. His ultimate cause of death remains unknown as it has not been disclosed yet to the public. But according to sources, the Thai actor was found unresponsive by his family. They tried to wake the actor up several times but to no avail. He was immediately brought to the hospital but unfortunately, he couldn’t be saved and was pronounced dead.
Upon receiving the heartbreaking news of the actor’s untimely death many of his fans, friends, and colleagues have taken to social media platforms to pay tribute and post their messages for the actor.
In an Instagram post by Nadao Bangkok, a talent management agency, they expressed their condolences to the family of the actor, and remembered their memories with the actor whom they have worked with.
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Beam’s fans have also shared their grief and dismay of the unfortunate news. One fan remembered him as the original Water Boyy, and thanked the actor for being a part of this journey:
These actors are so young that it doesn't even cross your mind that they might go from this world anytime soon, which makes being blindsided this way hurt all the more.
RIP Beam Papangkorn, the original Water Boyy and thank you for being there from the beginning of this journey. pic.twitter.com/ySkqIK87OO
— stevie⚡️ (@taytawinning) March 23, 2022
Meanwhile, some shared the heartbreaking news to the community:
The news reports that Beam Papangkorn, leading role in The Stranded, has passed away. The news only said that his family tried to wake him up but he did not respond. He was immediately sent to the hospital but he could not be saved.
Rest in peace. He was still young. 😢 https://t.co/4efEd8UWB1
— ไอ่เต๊ะๆอะไรนั่น 🐳🐻❄️🐻🐵🦊🍡 (@OGTNAF) March 23, 2022
The actor’s colleagues also posted on their personal Instagram accounts to pay tribute and offer their condolences. Some of the actors who got to work with Beam shared photos and memories with the late actor through their Instagram stories, accompanied by prayers and messages.
The actor’s family has not yet released any public statement or other information about his death.
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