December 23, 2012
My Dear Friends,
I am sad to report that my friend Phanna Dureyavijit passed away on Thursday, December 20 at her son Kiew’s home in the Isan province of Buriram. For the past few years, Phanna suffered from the painful and debilitating effects of diabetes. Kiew told me his mother passed away peacefully in her sleep. Phanna was 66. She leaves behind her three sons, her mother, six sisters, and innumerable family members and countless friends.