As fans mourn the loss of Park Soo Ryun, we reflect on the untimely deaths of various K-drama and K-pop personalities who left a lasting impact on their fans.
Park Soo Ryun tragically passed away on June 11 after a fall from stairs. The 29-year-old actress, known for her remarkable performances in musical dramas like “Passing Through Love” and “Finding Kim Jong Wook,” suffered the accident on Jeju Island, where she was scheduled to perform. Despite being rushed to a nearby hospital, she was declared brain dead by doctors. In a poignant gesture, Park Soo Ryun’s family has chosen to honor her legacy by donating her organs. Her most recent appearance was in the TV series “SnowDrop.”
The news of Park Soo Ryun’s death comes while fans are still grieving the loss of ASTRO member Moonbin, who passed away at the age of 25 on April 19. However, these heartbreaking incidents are not isolated cases, as the K-drama and K-pop industry has seen several stars depart too soon, leaving their fans in shock and sorrow.
Let us remember and pay tribute to these beloved stars:
Moonbin: K-pop idol Moonbin was discovered deceased in his Gangnam apartment in Seoul on April 19. His music label, Fantagio, confirmed the news. Moonbin’s sister shared a heart-wrenching post in his memory just a week prior.
Jung Chae Yul: Known for her role in “Zombie Detective,” actress Jung Chae Yul passed away at the age of 26 in April this year. Her management agency released a statement announcing her departure on April 11, 2023.
Goo Hara: Goo Hara, a member of the K-pop girl group Kara, was found dead in her Gangnam apartment in November 2019. Police revealed the discovery of a suicide note and ruled out foul play in the 28-year-old’s tragic death.
Sulli: Another K-pop idol and close friend of Goo Hara, Sulli, tragically died by suicide a month prior to Goo Hara’s passing. Sulli, a former member of the girl group f(x), was only 25 years old.
Cha In-ha: The untimely death of Cha In-ha marked the third tragic loss of a Korean star within a span of two months. The actor was found dead in his home on December 3, 2019. Cha In-ha gained recognition for his role in his debut film, “You, Deep Inside of Me,” at the age of 27.
These talented individuals have left an indelible mark on the world of K-drama and K-pop, and their absence continues to be deeply felt by fans and the industry alike.