most of the thai tv channels have in recent days brought the long, mournful feature about the loss of Michael Corp Dyrendal, which was less well known in the Danish public.
But he was one of the very significant expatriates in Asia and based in Thailand millionmetropol Bangkok a successful actor, businessman and fashion model.
Michael Corp Dyrendal grew up with a Danish father, a thai mother and a brother in Copenhagen to Perform, but died the other day in Bangkok at the age of 41 years.
He leaves behind his wife, Rami, and a son, Mazon, of 1.5 years.
It was during a holiday trip with his small family to the UNITED states a few weeks ago, he suddenly was in pain, which turned out to be symptoms of an aggressive form of cancer, which is itself highly specialized doctors in Bangkok was impossible to cure.
When the death affects not only the nearest relatives, but also parts of the thai public because it is also, Michael and his brother, Peter, was Thailand's answer to Denmark's Lars Mikkelsen and Mads Mikkelsen.
Although Michael Corp Dyrendal even became known as an actor in the country's popular tv soap operas, is his brother, the painter Peter Corp Dyrendal, a decidedly megarockstar, top model and stjerneskuespiller in Thailand. 43 years old.
They moved both like large jacks from Denmark to Thailand, where their mild, mixed thai-western appearance was in high demand with modelling agencies and in the showbizz.
But Michael Corp Dyrendal distinguished himself also as a successful businessman, who trained at the universities of Oxford and was country manager for a global business research and consulting firm.
He was also a popular, unifying figure in a group of international businessmen in the city's cosmopolitan environment, and therefore participated guests from all over the world the other day in Bangkok in bisættelsen, which was also blessed by the monks.
Michael Corp Dyrendals friends Jesper Kauth and Mikkel Vester Jacobsen has sent Extra Leaf these words in memory:
'Michael was with us shorter than expected, but were so much stronger in his time. Michael was our best buddy, and we miss him dearly, and the feeling we share with many others.'
'We will remember Michael as a bright star, who had a special ability to make everyone in his company feel welcome and appreciated. It was reflected in the fact that 300-400 people showed up to his funeral. Many had traveled around the globe to participate and to show him the last respect. It is a very heavy stone to carry around, but the fact that so many showed up, made it a little easier for us to carry the stone.'
In the christmas of 1997 brought Extra Magazine an article stating that Michael's brother, Peter Corp Dyrendal, had been a megastar in Thailand. In the context of which took this photograph of Peter (tv.), her friend Nicole and Michael. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix