Extra! Korea

June 30, 2010

(Updated) Actor Park Yong-ha, latest celebrity suicide?

Filed under: actors/actresses, suicide — extrakorea @ 12:16 am

Edit/Update:

K-Bites has numerous updates, including reactions from Jo Kwon (of boy band 2AM) and his friend Jae-joong (of boy band DBSK (a.k.a. TVXQ)

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Original Post:

It looks like there’s been yet another celebrity suicide: actor Park Yong-ha (Korea Herald, AllKpop)

He was found this morning by his mother, hanging from a cell phone recharging cable. He was only 32.*

He earned his fame as a hallyu celebrity through TV drama “Winter Sonata.” Park was particularly popular among fans in Japan and Southeast Asia.

He was also scheduled to play the lead role in upcoming drama “Love Song,” a remake of the film “Chum Mil Mil,” with actress Yoon Eun-hye.

R.I.P.

* Keep in mind East Asian age reckoning.

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1 Comment »

  1. I was sad to hear Choi Jin Shil ( who was from the same highscool I graduated ) and her brother killing themselves.
    KOrea is such a psychologically non expressive society that suicide is sometimes thought of as the last resort rather than counseling or dealing with issues.
    I know how that feels since I went through a very hard time but couldnt’ talk about it to no one no matter how close I thought they were.

    Comment by Learn Korean — June 19, 2011 @ 8:09 am


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