South Korean actress Jeon Mi-Sun was found dead in a hotel room in Jeonju, where she had been staying her play '2 Nights and 3 Days with Mother', which was scheduled to show at 2 pm and 6 pm on June 29 at Chonbuk University. Both showings have now been canceled.
The body of Jeon Mi-Sun, a 48-year-old South Korean actress was reportedly found in her hotel room bathroom at approximately 11.43am on Saturday, June 29, The police were on the scene swiftly but the actress was declared dead on site after being checked by medics at the scene. She is believed to have committed suicide by hanging, but the police are currently investigating the death and no official cause of death has been announced.
Soompi quotes a source from the North Jeolla fire department as saying: “It was around 11:43am KST when we received the call and were dispatched. She was not breathing, unconscious, had no pulse, and her heart was not beating when we arrived. The ECG (electrocardiogram) showed a state of asystole. She was not moved to the hospital and we have handed the case over to the police.”
Her agency Boas Entertainment released an official statement: "We come with bad news. Actress Jeon Mi Sun has passed away at the age of 50 (by Korean reckoning).
She has been receiving treatment for depression. However, we are here with sad news today. We ask for your condolences, and we ask the media to refrain from reporting on unconfirmed rumors and speculations out of respect for her family, who are in shock and grief-stricken. We will share more information once plans for her funeral parlor are set.
We offer our deepest condolences to Jeon Mi Sun’s family."
Mi-Sun, who is best known for her supporting roles in films and television series such as 'Memories of Murder' (2003), 'Moon Embracing the Sun' (2012) and 'Hide and Seek' (2013) debuted as an actress in 1990's 'Well, Let's Look at the Sky Sometimes.' She also had a widely appreciated leading role in 'Love is a Crazy Thing.'
TvN’s Monday-Tuesday drama 'He Is Psychometric' is her most recent television project, while she has a movie 'The King’s Letters' set for release in July.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).