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Supreme Patriach passes awayThe Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: His Holiness the Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja passed away Thursday after enduring ailments and undergoing hospital treatment in recent months.

He turned 100 on October 3 and is considered the longest living Supreme Patriarch in Thai history.

According to the government's announcement, the national flag will at half-mast during October 25-27 to commemorate his departure.