Yesterday (Wednesday, 5th January) we received shocking news on the sudden passing of actress Kim Mi Soo (김미수). She was 31 years old.
Soon after the unfortunate news came to light, fans also took some time to revisit some of the affectionate posts made by the late Mi Soo’s father for his daughter on his Instagram page.
Mi Soo’s dad, known as Mr. Kim, usually uploaded photos of his daughter’s activities on his Instagram. @hanguksagi, in support of her. When she debuted on the small screen with JTBC’s “Festa: Human Luwak” back in 2019 for instance, he also came up with several posts to promote the drama.
In one of the photos, he wrote, “My daughter Mi Soo will appear as Cha Yeon Ji, the younger sister of the main character Cha Yu Ri (Kim Tae Hee), in the drama ‘Hi Bye, Mama’. He also pointed out that Mi Soo previously acted in independent films and also one-act plays, making this her first ever mini-series. He then added, “The first episode will be aired at 9pm. Please look forward to it.”
Additionally, Mr. Kim posted photos and articles taken from her interviews after “Hi Bye, Mama!” ended. “Please look forward to it nicely”, he lovingly captioned his post. His final post was uploaded in June last year, which is about Mi Soo participating in the drama “Into the Ring”. He wrote, “It seems like she has played a pretty important role this time. Please watch.”
In addressing the reports surrounding Mi Soo’s untimely death, her agency Landscape Entertainment stated, “The bereaved family members are currently really heartbroken by this sudden sad news. We sincerely ask you to refrain from spreading rumours and speculations so that the bereaved family members who are in shock and sadness can reverently commemorate the deceased.”
“The funeral will be held quietly and privately at the will of the bereaved family. We want to send our deepest condolences on the deceased’s last journey,” they added. As reported by KBIZoom, the mortuary was set up on the 5th floor of the Taeneung Sungsim Funeral Service Hall in Gongneung-dong, Seoul, and the funeral cortege will leave on 7th January (Friday).
The late Mi Soo graduated from the Korea National University of Arts. She had gained quite a lot of acting experience on theatre stages as well as in a few independent films. The actress is currently greeting viewers on the small screen as the character Yeo Jung Min in the new drama “Snowdrop”.
“Snowdrop” is said to be Mi Soo’s final work prior to her passing, but in fact, she was in the middle of the filming for Disney+’s drama titled “Sixth Sense Kiss”. Following the news, the production team ended up cancelling the filming the previous day.