Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote, better known as Beam, obviously had a bright future ahead as everyone who had ever interacted with him or seen his work as an aspiring entertainer had only positive things to say about him. Unfortunately, it all fell apart earlier this year when he passed away unexpectedly. As a result, Netflix’s six-part limited series Thai Cave Rescue is the only production he’s ever officially completed. That’s just one of the many reasons he was honored with a “For Beam 1996-2022” annotation. So if you want to know more about him and his death, you’ve come to the right place.
Who was this Beam guy?
On August 31, 1996, Papangkorn “Beam” Lerkchaleampote was reportedly born in Bangkok, Thailand, to what was said to be a very encouraging family. He made his debut in the entertainment industry in 2015 as a model and actor. His first significant role was actually that same year as the lead character of Muek in the LGBT romantic comedy Water Boyy, and after that he gradually rose through the ranks only to do better and better work in the industry. The fact that he practiced taekwondo from the age of six until he was fourteen contributed at least in part to his imposing looks, in addition to his undeniable ability and tenacity, but it’s important to note that his physical appearance wasn’t the sole contributing factor its success.
This has enabled Beam to secure a large number of Netflix original episodes set in Thailand. Some of these shows include Nong Mai Rai Borisut, Mister Merman, Sleepless Society, Bang Rachan, and Blue Wave, among others. However, the role of Kraam in Netflix’s The Stranded (2019), in which students from a prestigious school are shipwrecked on a remote and mysterious island, remains the most significant thing he has ever done professionally. Then, of course, he was able to perform wonders in the role of Coach Eak in the movie “Thai Rescue Cave,” but it seems that he’s busy filming his latest and upcoming romantic comedy titled, “Love Fate 2.”
How did Beam die?
Beam was rushed to the hospital from his home in Chatuchak in Bangkok, Thailand on March 23, 2022. His mother had called 911 at the hospital and reported that her son had stopped breathing. On that fateful day, she went to his room to wake him up and when she got no reaction, approached him. She was shocked to see that not a single breath was left in his body as she finally realized what she was looking for. Beam was reportedly pronounced dead at the neighboring Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital as a result of multiple unsuccessful attempts at resuscitation in the aftermath of the incident. The 25-year-old has been in critical condition since the accident.
Reports suggest the cause of death was an event known as Sudden Unexpected Death (SUD) as there was no evidence of foul play in his room or apartment and he passed away peacefully in his sleep. However, his loved ones requested an autopsy just to be safe, prompting his talent management firm to issue a statement promising to provide new information if there is any. For that reason, and the fact that there hasn’t been any news for the past six months at the time of this writing, it seems like the actor left due to entirely natural and unforeseen circumstances; the fact that he was otherwise healthy and happy makes this situation even more tragic.
Beam Die’s debut film
The LGBT drama film Water Boyy was released in Thailand in 2015 and was directed by Rachi Kusonkusiri. Ngern Luangsodsai Anupart starred in the film as “Nam”, and Beam Papangkorn played the role of “Meuk”. Most of the filming took place in Thailand.
In early March, it was announced that the original film would be remade into a series called Water Boyy: The Series, albeit with different actors. Characters like Earth Pirapat Watthanasetsiri, now known as “Waii”, and New Thitipoom Techaapaikhun, now known as “Apo” are among the newcomers. It aired for the first time on April 9, 2017.
Beam Die’s first film plot
Nam (Luangsodsai Anupart) is a swimmer who attends Ocean High School in Hua Hin District. Despite his lack of training, Nam finds success in the pool. The other students are jealous of him as he is popular on campus and has many girlfriends, but he also has a passion for pornography and needs to watch it to fall asleep. However, tensions exist in the relationship with his father, the swimming teacher Neung (Nappon Gomarachun). In order for Nam to teach Nine how to swim, Nine (Ausavaterakul Ausavapat) helps Nam with his chores and serves as his tutor. Nam gets a new roommate, a fellow swimmer named Muek (played by Beam Prapangkorn). After Muek moved in, Nam’s interest in pornographic media declined significantly. However, Muek has a girlfriend named Nune, who is an actress and shows up for the Super League swimming competition in Changmai. Kitwiriya Natcharee is Muek’s girlfriend. This eventually becomes a competition for the winner’s affections. However, as the process progresses, the two men find that they are developing romantic feelings for each other.