Fans are mourning the loss of South Korean actress Go Soo Jung. The 24-year-old star, who played opposite K-pop group BTS in their “With Seoul” music video, sadly passed away due to a chronic illness as reported by Newsweek. The actress’ management company — Story J Company — confirmed the heartbreaking news in a statement posted to their Instagram account on Wednesday, February 12.
“A few days ago, actress Go Soo Jung bid farewell to this world and became one of the bright stars in the sky,” Story J wrote alongside two photos of the late actress. They added, “We will always remember actress Go Soo Jung and her glowing smile which brightened the world. Please wish her a safe passage.”
South Korea’s Yonhap News also reported that a private funeral was held for the actress on Sunday, February 9.
Along with her appearance in BTS’ music video, Go Soo made her on-screen debut in 2016 appearing in a Korean drama series called Goblin. From 2016 until 2017, she also starred in another TV show called Solomon’s Perjury.
Fans have taken to social media and shared their condolences with the actress’ family and friends.
As fans know, this isn’t the only Korean star who has sadly passed away within the past year. K-pop star and television actress Goo Hara was found dead in her home by a friend on November 23, 2019, as reported by the Gangnam District Police in Seoul at the time. According to the New York Times, her death was ruled a suicide after investigators found a handwritten note in her home. Prior to that, 25-year-old K-pop star Sulli was discovered in her Seoul apartment by her manager on October 14, 2019, after he couldn’t get in contact with her. Her death was ruled as a suicide after it was reported that she was battling severe depression. The string of deaths among young Korean stars have sparked many debates over the intense pressure of stardom.
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