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Song Yoo Jung: Rest in Peace

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Song Yoo Jung: Rest in Peace

On Monday, January 25, actress Song Yoo Jung agency, Sublime Talent Agency, confirmed her death in a statement via Instagram.

“Actress Song Yoo-jung has left us,” the statement read in Korean, according to CNN. “Yoo-jung was a friend who always gave us happiness with a bright smile and an amazing actress who acted with immense passion.”

The talent agency also revealed that she died on Saturday, Jan. 23 and was already buried, following her family’s wishes.

The cause of death has not been disclosed at this time.

Fans first became familiar with Song Yoo Jung when she modeled for Estée Lauder in a 2013 campaign.

Later that year, she starred in the MBC television show Golden Rainbow, before appearing in Make Your Wish. The actress is best remembered for her role in the 2017 drama School.

In recent years, numerous Korean actors and artists have taken their own lives.

In 2019, Korean stars Cha In Ha, 27, Sulli, 25, and Goo Hara, 28, committed suicide, sparking widespread concern among industry insiders.

According to The New York Times, both Sulli and Goo Hara spoke about the cyberbullying they endured in the weeks leading up to their deaths.

Since then, those in the K-pop world have taken steps to help those struggling with their mental health.

In December 2019, Kang Daniel took a break from acting, with his agency explaining that “extreme anxiety” and depression were the cause of the break.

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