Pool World Mourns Loss of Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan

Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan

It is my melancholy duty to announce the passing of fellow WPA Board member and accomplished athlete Molrudee Kasemchaiyanan. It all seems so surreal what has happened so quickly. Molrudee competed at the recent World Games and it was there that the first signs that something was wrong appeared. She thought she had injured her arm the day before her match, but couldn’t recall anything she could have done that brought on the lack of strength and pain she was having. She couldn’t even break the balls hard enough to make a legal break and consequently easily lost her match. Not long after returning home to New Zealand she was taken to hospital for further investigation. I became aware that she was not in a good way on August 11. On August 31 the doctors said that her condition was inoperable with tumours on the brain. They said with radiotherapy they may extend her life for a further 2-3 months. Unfortunately her condition was too poor and too weak to receive chemotherapy and as a consequence, Molrduee’s journey of life ended, 22 February 1979 – 5 September 2022.

It is hard to come to grips with, someone so bright and bubbly, gone at just 43. Most people would find it hard to believe she was 43, she looked like someone in her early thirties and appeared to look so fit and healthy. Tragically, she leaves behind a beautiful baby boy Liam, just two years of age. A very popular personality, she will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure to have known her.

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  1. There were hundreds of threads on Facebook by those who knew and loved Molrudee, and the posts kept on coming about what a beautiful soul and kind person she was. I was so curious how someone so young could be gone, and though I did not know what happened to her, I did not think it good etiquette to ask anyone.

    Thank you to Ian Anderson for the press briefing about Molrudee. An accomplished pool champion, she was, but I did not know she was a WPA board member

    May she rest in eternal peace, and may the coming days bring strength to her family and loved ones.

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