Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Show was so funny, he died laughing

Show was so funny, he died laughing

Show was so funny, he died laughing

A 70-year-old man in Pursat province‘s Krakor district is said to have “died of laughter” after watching a popular TV comedy show.

Father of eight Keo Thorn, a council member in Chhoeu Tom commune, was enjoying a rest while watching television on Saturday afternoon, following a morning at work.

However, while enjoying the television comedy, the retired official from provincial land management department began laughing hysterically and suffered a heart attack, commune chief Thuem Ngok said.

“His wife said  he laughed so much. His face was very pale. She sent him to the hospital but he died immediately,” Thuem Ngok said.

Well-known Cambodian comedian Neay Koy, also known as Chuong Chi, was on the show that Keo Thorn had been watching.

“I just share my condol-ences. I am sorry to hear this information,” Neay Koy told The Post yesterday.


  • Phnom Penh authorities ban march for Human Rights Day

    Phnom Penh authorities have banned a planned march as local NGOs and workers’ unions gear up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Monday, with a youth group leader saying they would march nonetheless. The UN

  • Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

    The famous Jet’s Container Night Market in central Phnom Penh has shut down due to the high cost of the land rental, company representatives claim. Jet’s Container Night Market is the largest such market in Phnom Penh. It operated for just over two

  • Hun Sen rejects ‘rift’ rumours spread by ‘stupid gangsters’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday denied a “rift” among top leaders of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), and rejected claims that Senate president Say Chhum and Interior Minister Sar Kheng were set to be removed from their positions as rumours spread by “gangsters”.

  • EU ambassador to Cambodia: Rights a ‘work in progress’

    The EU ambassador to Cambodia has called human rights “a work in progress” and said the 28-nation bloc has “carefully” noted last week’s statement by the government on taking further steps to strengthen democracy and the political sphere in the Kingdom. The EU marked