The Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja, passed away October 24, 2013 at the age of 100.
Chulalongkorn Hospital said His Holiness died of a blood infection at 7:30 pm, and has been ill since February 20, 2002.
His Holiness was the head of the Buddhist monks in Thailand.
The Office of Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand, has announced to all government officers to wear black for 15 days and flags to be flown at half mast for 3 days.
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