South Korean actor Na Chul died in a hospital over the weekend at the age of 36, according to local reports.
Na, whose health had taken a turn for the worse recently, died while undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness on Saturday morning,
South Korean media reported.
His funeral was held at Soonchunhyang University Hospital Funeral Home in Seoul on Monday.
Several South Korean celebrities posted their condolences online after news of Na’s death surfaced over the weekend.
Kim Go-eun, a friend of Na who also appeared in the 2022 tvN series “Little Women,” reportedly canceled an upcoming fashion show appearance after hearing about his death.
“The best actor Na-cheol. The greatest person, father, husband, son and friend Na-cheol,” Kim wrote in Korean in an Instagram tribute on Saturday.
She then uploaded a picture of her and Na together with other people on Sunday. “I’m sorry I couldn’t stay by your side,” she wrote in the post’s caption in Korean. “Thank you for creating those precious times. I don’t know why you were in such a rush but that place will be better than here. I’ll take care of your two treasures left here. Don’t worry.”
Meanwhile, Uhm Ji-won, who also appeared in “Little Women,” paid tribute to Na via Instagram Stories. “Dear Na-cheol, thank you for showing us great acting… I was looking forward to seeing more of your acting… RIP,” she wrote in Korean.
Known for his roles in movies and TV shows such as the hit tvN series “Vincenzo,” Na, who recently celebrated his birthday in December 2022, reportedly made his debut in the play “Anne’s Diary” in 2010.
In addition to “Vincenzo” and “Little Women,” Na has also appeared in other projects, such as “The Good Wife” and the second season of “Hospital Playlist.” His role as Kim Gil-soo in the web series “Weak Hero Class 1” is his most recent onscreen appearance.