South Korean actor Jeon Tae Soo, who is the brother of renowned actress Ha Ji Won, passed away on January 21 due to depression. He was 34.
Haewadal Entertainment, Jeon’s agency, said in a statement, “Jeon Tae Soo has left this earth on January 21 at age 34. He had been undergoing continued treatment for his depression, and up till recently, we were making detailed discussions about him making his return to acting as his condition had improved greatly. His family and friends are in deep mourning following the sudden news.”
It continued, “Jeon Tae Soo was extremely passionate about acting and was a pure artist who was talented in other fields as well, such as art. We sincerely request that people refrain from publishing speculative articles or writing malicious comments about the late actor.”
His family will be holding a quiet funeral for Jeon and they requested, “In order to give Jeon Tae Soo a respectful farewell, we sincerely request that reporters do not appear at the funeral.”
Ha Ji Won has also cancelled all of her scheduled public appearances to be with family. She initially had a press conference for Manhunt, followed by interviews and a movie screening.
Jeon is best known for his roles in Sungkyunkwan Scandal, All My Love, and It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl. His unfortunate passing follows after the death of K-pop star Kim Jung-hyun from SHINee, who committed suicide after being consumed by depression. We offer the deepest condolences to his loved ones.