I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bhumibol Adulydej (Rama IX), King of Thailand for an incredible 70 years (1946-2016) and extend my condolences to the Royal Family and People of Thailand. May he rest in peace.
This picture series includes a relatively rare photo of the late King playing the saxophone.
Interestingly for Americans, HM was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
and played with many jazz legends.
I have updated all the relevant pages of my website (including this one) to reflect the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with mourning
black for the main page. It is a little frustrating to not yet be able to list Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn as King; given the known anxieties
about the future of the Monarchy, I think it is important that his
accession be proclaimed as soon as possible.