Former popular Thai actress, mentally ill after accident, found dead
Former popular Thai actress Tai Manusanan Pandee was found dead on July 24 by an 81-year-old family friend, whom she was living with after falling on hard times.
The 33-year-old was a rising star 13 years ago, and acted in a variety of television shows, commercials and movies, the most popular of which are Noodle Boxer and See How They Run. She was also a prominent singer in the Bangkok entertainment scene.
According to media reports, she suffered a serious head injury in a car accident that left her mentally ill. Her singer boyfriend was also killed in the same accident, sending her spiralling to depression and drug abuse.
Last year, the media photographed her by the side of the road looking sickly thin with her hair and eyebrows shaved off. She was also begging for money and talking to herself.