Comedian Lorsy, whose real name was Pok Sareth, died in a traffic accident at about 1:00am yesterday.
The comedian, who briefly entered politics in 2003 as the undersecretary of state for the Ministry of Culture and Fine Art, crashed his vehicle after leaving a bar in Phnom Penh. The accident occurred on National Road 2 in the capital’s Meanchey district.
Police sources said he died instantly. His younger cousin, Sorn Srey Aun, described him as the backbone of the family. His death would grieve family members, artists and people nationwide, she said.
Lorsy was 47 years old. He leaves a wife, Po Srey Lorn, 38, two daughters and two sons.