popular south korean actress found dead

In Seoul, Choi Jin-sil, one of South Korea's most popular actresses was found dead in a suspected suicide: S. Korean actress found dead in suspected suicide. According to police, she was found Thursday in the bathroom of her home, dead from apparent hanging. No suicide note has been found.

This will no doubt come as a shock to her fans. Choi made her debut in the late 1980s and quickly became one of South Korea's best-loved actresses, starring in movies like My Love, My Bride and How to Top My Wife. I probably remember her best from the TV drama Jealousy.

Choi reportedly was suffering mental stress in recent weeks amid unsubstantiated rumors that she had lent money to actor Ahn Jae-hwan, who was found dead in his car last month in an apparent suicide. There have apparently been rumors circulating that Ahn killed himself after Choi pressured him to repay the debt.

I can't say I was a huge fan, nor did I follow Choi's recent career very closely, but this new definitely still comes as a bit of a shock. More here: Top Actress Choi Found Dead at Home.

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