Korean Actress Found Dead of Apparent Suicide at 48 After Reportedly Battling Depression

Jeon Mi-seon, a South Korean actress known for her roles in movies such as “Mother,” “Memories of Murder” and “Bungee Jumping of Their Own,” was found dead in an apparent suicide in her hotel room.

Jeon, who was 48 years old, had been suffering from depression. The actress’ manager raised the alarm when she went missing for two days, according to Variety.


“The late Jeon Mi-sun had received treatments for her depression. We regret that we bring sad tidings,” the actress’ agency, Boas Entertainment, said in a statement.

The Jeonju police confirmed Jeon’s death, adding that they have yet to complete their initial investigations or come to a conclusion about the caused.

They did, however, confirm that the actress checked in for two days and that there appeared to be no signs of forced entry, but did not find a suicide note.

“It seems Jeon has been largely depressed as she recently lost a family member while her mother has been ill in bed,” the police said.

Jeon was reportedly found hanging in the bathroom of her hotel room around midday local time on Saturday.

The actress was in Seoul on Wednesday to promote “The King’s Letters.” This was one of her most recent public appearances before her death.

The movie is set to be released next month, but the film’s distributor, Megabox, hasn’t confirmed if it will move forward with the scheduled premiere.

Featured Image Screenshot via YouTube / YTN News

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