May 27, 2017

Robert Halliday

A Bangkok Post columnist and long-term resident of Thailand, Robert Halliday, passed away on Saturday at the age of 74 after nearly two months in hospital following a severe case of pneumonia.

Mr Halliday went to work in one of the refugee camps in the north east of Thailand in the mid-1960s, during the Vietnam War and later decided to settle in Bangkok. He taught at Chulalongkorn University and became a popular staff member of Bangkok World before it was taken over by the Bangkok Post.

Mr Halliday wrote about a variety of cultural subjects including classical music, cinema and literature using various pseudonyms such as Ung-Aang Talay, Plalai Faifa and Jingjo Dam Na Buriram.

His funeral service was held at Wat Thepleela, Ramkamhaeng 39.

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Case Details

Date of Death: May 27, 2017
Last Edited: 2 years ago
Age: 74 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: American
Cause of Death: Disease
Province: Bangkok
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