South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung passes away at 26; cause of death yet unknown

Song Yoo-jung's funeral took place in a quiet affair on Monday in Seoul and was in accordance with her family's wishes

FP Staff January 27, 2021 13:59:18 IST
South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung passes away at 26; cause of death yet unknown

South Korean actress Song Yoo-jung has been found dead on Saturday in Seoul. Aged 26, Yoo-Jung reportedly died a sudden death.

The late actress' management agency Sublime Artist Agency released a statement confirming the news. The note added that Yoo-jung's funeral took place in a quiet affair on Monday and it was in accordance with her family's wishes. There has been no cause of the death declared yet.

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The actress' first stint with fame came through via her modelling career with Estee Lauder. Her on-screen appearance that got noted was her K-drama debut in MBC's Golden Rainbow (released in 2013).

The other works that she is also well-known for include Make Your Wish (in 2014) and School 2017 (in 2017) — both dramas.

Among popular music videos that Yoo-jung was a part of was Goodbye Road that was produced by the well-known K-pop band iKON.

Yoo-jung's passing brings to attention Korean actor Cha In-ha's death in December 2019 and how it had raised concerns about the vulnerability of young stars in the Korean entertainment industry. It was especially more worrisome since it came days after K-pop singer Goo Hara was found dead at the age of 28. Fellow K-pop star Sulli had also committed suicide in October that year at the age of 25.

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