Legendary film producer Charoen Iam-Phungphorn, whose Five Star Studio has been one of Thailand's leading movie studios for 40 years, died yesterday morning from complications of a lung infection. He was 62.
The funeral rite takes place at Wat Thatthong.
Charoen was a respected figure in the Thai film community known for his frank, instinctive decision-making style that resulted in a lot of commercial hits and, in the past 15 years, arthouse titles that were screened internationally.
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