Popular singer from the 1950s to the 1970s who was known as the King of Khmer music.
He planned to study medicine, becoming a nurse despite his noticeable talent with singing and songwriting.
He was known for mixing classic elements of Cambodian music with newer elements of jazz and rock 'n' roll.
He married his cousin in an arranged marriage and they had four children.
He was a prolific singer in his native country, like Elvis Presley was in the United States.