It is with heavy hearts that we report that actor Jeon Tae Soo, known for his roles in dramas like “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” has passed away.
The 34-year-old was also the brother of Ha Ji Won, one of the most famous actresses in Korea. Upon the death of her brother, Ms. Ha canceled all her activities as expected.
According to a report released by his label, Mr. Jeon had been battling depression for quite some time and was currently undergoing treatment. However, the label stated that his condition was improving and that he had been discussing his return to work. Unfortunately, it seems from their statement that the actor might have taken matters into his own hands, although no official cause of death was released or announced.
Please see the full statement by the company below. You can also click here to see the original translation.
“I am sorry to bring heavy news to everyone.
On January 21, actor Jeon Tae Soo, aged 34, changed his fate.
The deceased was consistently receiving treatment for his depression, and his condition was improving. Even up until recently, he was discussing making his return as an actor. Both friends and family are grieving and full of sorrow over the sudden, sad news.
Jeon Tae Soo was full of passion for acting and was a pure artist who had deep knowledge of various fields including fine arts. Please refrain from any speculative articles or malicious comments.
The funeral service will be held as soon as possible with his family members and friends. We would like to ask the media to refrain from media coverage at the funeral hall so the deceased can be reverently cherished.
We are sorry and full of sorrow to bring such heart-breaking news. Once again, we would like to offer our condolences.”
— Haewadal Entertainment
We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jeon Tae Soo and hope they can find comfort during this time.
Media: The Celebrity