South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung was found dead in Seoul, South Korea, over the weekend. She was 26.
The K-drama star’s management agency, Sublime Artist Agency, shared the news on Instagram that the model/actress had died suddenly and that a funeral was held for her Monday in accordance to her family’s wishes, according to the Hollywood Reporter in a piece published Tuesday. (RELATED: Legendary Comic Don Rickles Died At Age 90)
An exact cause of death has yet to be released. (RELATED: Hollywood Reacts To Death Of Legendary Actress Doris Day)
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Song gained prominence as young model when she landed a contract with the beauty company Estee Lauder. She made her small screen debut on MBC’s “Golden Rainbow” in 2013 and “Make Your Wish” from 2014-2015, People magazine reported.
The Korean star would later appear on such shows as “School 2017” in 2017, the music video “Goodbye Road” for the K-pop band iKON and the 2019 web series “Dear My Name.”
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In addition, Yoo-Jung was also known as a strong advocate for people with disabilities.
Her death comes following recent tragedies in the Korean entertainment industry.
In 2020, actress-model Oh In-hye died at 36 and a member of the K-pop band TST died at 28, the outlet reported. Singer-actress Goo Hara and singer Sulli both died by suicide in 2019.
And in 2017, a member of the hit K-pop band SHINee, Jonghyun, also died from suicide.