Navy ship carries family to scatter ashes of actor ‘Por’


The ashes of the late actor Tridsadee “Por” Sahawong were scattered in Sattahip Bay with the help of the Royal Thai Navy.

Navy officials and family members joined a religious ceremony at the Prince Chumphon Shrine in Prince Chumphon Garden, Sattahip, where 10 monks from Sattahip Temple chanted and prayed.

The navy arranged for a vessel to carry 150 of the TV star’s family and friends from Sattahip Naval Base to about two nautical miles offshore. A navy chaplain performed religious rites on board before the ashes were floated.

Family and friends float the late actor Tridsadee “Por” Sahawong’s ashes in Sattahip Bay.

A group of Tridsadee’s fans from Chonburi and Bangkok came to the Juksamet Port to bid their final farewells, but were not allowed on the ship.

The family had been mobbed by fans and media during the funeral, prompting an outcry on social media about heartless photographers and fans trying to get selfies with the grieving widow and her 2-year-old daughter.

Tridsadee died Jan. 18 of complications from dengue fever after 70 days in Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok.