Korean actress Kim Mi-soo has passed away at the age of 29.
Mi-soo’s agency, Landscape Entertainment, confirmed the news of her death, saying that she passed away “suddenly.” A cause of death was not provided.
“Kim suddenly left us on Jan. 5,” her agency said in a statement, according to Variety. “The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness. Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so that the family can mourn in peace.”
Just before her untimely death, Mi-soo had a supporting role on the South Korean television series Snowdrop. In the romantic drama, which stars BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and actor Jung Hae-in, Mi-soo portrayed student activist Yeo Jung-min.
Produced by JTBC Studios and Drama House, the series airs on the South Korean network JTBC. It was also announced as a Disney+ original program in October.
In addition to Snowdrop, Mi-soo also appeared on the television series Into the Ring and Hi Bye, Mama!, as well as the 2019 films Kyungmi’s World and Memories, according to Variety.
‘Snowdrop’ is set in the backdrop of Seoul in 1987 and tells the love story of a spy who ran into a women’s dormitory and a college student who hid and healed him.
However, it was embroiled in various controversies after the synopsis was released. The drama has been criticized for allegedly distorting history as netizens pointed out that the male lead character was set to be a North Korean spy.