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Princess Buppha Devi dies at 76

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Princess Buppha Devi died in a hospital in Bangkok this afternoon. Photo supplied

Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, the oldest daughter of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, passed away on Monday in a Bangkok hospital.

She was 76.

Prince Tesso Sisowath, King Norodom Sihamoni’s cousin, today confirmed Princess Buppha Devi passed away at 12:30 pm on Monday in a Bangkok hospital where she had received medical treatment for about two weeks.

“I am really shocked and I cried when I received the information that she died. I love her so much. She is a good person to me and to all Cambodian people,” Prince Tesso said.

Prince Tesso said Princess Buppha Devi spent her whole life dedicated to performance arts.

“I do not know when her body will be sent to Cambodia but it could be as soon as possible,” he said.

Princess Devi was born on January 8, 1943 in Phnom Penh. She was the director of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.

She was the elder sister of Prince Norodom Ranariddh.

She was a half-sister of King Sihamoni. She was also bestowed with the title of Her Royal Highness Samdech Reach Botrei Preah Ream Norodom Buppha Devi.

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