The King of Thailand Dies at 88.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej
The Mount Auburn Hospital family mourns the loss of the revered King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej who died peacefully at the age of 88 on October 13, 2016 and was born at Mount Auburn Hospital on December 5, 1927. He was the longest reigning monarch born on American soil having reigned in Thailand for 70 years.
In 1927, Prince Mahidol Adulyadej of Songkla came to study Public Health at Harvard University with his wife Princess Srinagarindra who studied chemistry and nutrition at Simmons College. On December 5 she gave birth to the King at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.
"It is with deep sadness that we learned of the King's passing. He was a true leader in public health issues and reigned with an ever deepening commitment to the people of Thailand," says Jeanette Clough, President & CEO of Mount Auburn Hospital. "We join with the people of Thailand both near and far in expressing our sincerest condolences to the family of the King."
King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit visited the Hospital on July 7, 1960. He was quoted, "I am most happy on what I might call a homecoming," upon his arrival. "It is something I dreamed of a long time and its realization brings great happiness."
The Hospital's flags will fly at half-mast to mark the passing of Thailand's beloved monarch.