Theatre actor Jung Joong Ji (정중지), who was also a contestant in the second season of “Produce 101”, has passed away by suicide. He was 30 years old.
The unfortunate news was brought to light by the late Joong Ji’s mom. She shared a photo of her holding his funeral picture. “My son, Joong Ji, has taken his own life. I can’t describe how I feel right now,” Joong Ji’s mom revealed in her post.
According to the deceased actor’s mother, Joong Ji sadly passed away on 9th September, just four days after he celebrated his 30th birthday on 5th September. WikiTree also reported that his sister posted about her brother’s passing. However, she has since set her Instagram account on private mode not too long after that. The funeral was held on 11th September at 9am KST (8am local time zone).
As we mentioned earlier, the late Joong Ji had gained fame after participating in “Produce 101” season 2 back in 2017, where he finished in 64th place on the show. Following his appearance on the infamous survival show, he then kickstarted his career as a stage actor. He starred in a few theatre performances such as “Prison” and “Essence of Love”. He also won the Hallyu Star Award for actors at the 2017 Hallyu Selection Organizing Committee Awards
Our sincerest condolences go to the family members of the deceased. In the meantime, for those residing in Malaysia, do reach out to the following hotlines such as Talian Kasih (15999) or The Befrienders (03-76272929) if you or someone you know is currently struggling with mental health issues such as depression and suicidal tendencies.