Chiang Rai (Thailand) – A total of 17 soccer balls adorn the Duangpetch Promthep Shrine (17) – one for each year of life.
In Thailand, friends and family said goodbye to the young footballer. In 2018, Dom was a survivor of the drama when his entire crew was trapped in a stalactite cave for nine days.
In recent years, Dom Promthep, as it was called by many, has become increasingly popular. Netflix documents his fate in the movie “The Cave”. In Bangkok, the King’s Cathedral organized a party in his honor. Just last year he moved to a football academy in Leicester, England, fulfilling his lifelong dream.
On 13 February, Dom was found unconscious at his home in Leicestershire with a head wound after slipping. He was taken to hospital, where he died on February 15.