Actor and South Korean drama star Song Yoo Jung passed away suddenly sending shockwaves among her fans. The tragic news has been confirmed by her agency, Sublime Artist Agency, who officially released a statement confirming the actor’s death in Seoul.
The 26-year-old Song’s agency took to Instagram to confirm the loss of the young actor. In the statement, they said Song passed away suddenly and her memorial service was held privately on Monday with close friends and family’s presence as her family wished to keep it small.
The statement released by the agency, on the social media site is in Korean which reads: “Actor Song Yoo-jeong has left us. Yoo Jeong-i has always been our friend who gave happiness with a bright smile, and she was a wonderful actor who played her roles with a passion more than anyone else.” However, no cause of death has been ascertained yet.
Going back to Song’s works, she first rose to fame when she modelled cosmetics for beauty giant Estee Lauder. The actor’s K-drama debut was in MBC’s Golden Rainbow in 2013. Song has also starred in dramas like Make Your Wish in 2014 and School 2017 in 2017. In her career, the actor also did a music video with K pop band iKON, which was titled Goodbye Road.
Her death only adds to the misfortune of the Korean entertainment industry which has lost many talents in the past. Last year, actor and model Oh In-hye, died at 36 and TST member Yohan died at 28. Singer and actress Goo Hara and singer Sulli, also both passed away in 2019 by taking their own life. Popular band SHINee member Jonghyun, also killed himself in 2017.