Korean actress Song Yoo-Jung dies aged 26
Song Yoo-Jung, a South Korean actress, has died, her agency announced on social media. She was 26.
Sublime Artist Agency, which represented Song, confirmed the news on Instagram Monday. According to the
agency’s statement, written in Korean, the late actress had a bright smile and a passion for performing.
No cause of death was given.
‘Following the wishes of her family, the funeral was held quietly, and the funeral procession takes place
on January 25. ‘Yoo-Jung was a friend who always gave us happiness with a bright smile, and an awesome actress
who acted with a passion bigger than anyone
According to Sublime Artist Agency’s website, Song appeared in the Korean show “Make a Wish” from 2014
to 2015. The website also notes that Song acted in the 2013 show “Golden Rainbow,” the 2017 show “School
2017” and the 2019 web drama “Dear My Name.”
This picture taken on June 19, 2014, shows South Korean actress Song Yoo-Jung speaking during a production
presentation for the MBC daily drama “Make a Wish” in Seoul. Song died on January 23, 2021, aged 26, Yonhap
news agency reported.
The website adds that Song also appeared in multiple music videos, as well as in advertisements for companies
including Baskin-Robbins, The Body Shop, and Estée Lauder.
Song’s cause of death has not yet been announced, but it comes in the wake of multiple suicides from young
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