Korean actor Jun Tae-soo has reportedly died aged 33 (34 in Korean age).
According to an official statement from the actor's agency Haewadal Entertainment, Jun Tae-soo died on January 21. The actor had been receiving treatment for depression and discussions were underway for a potential return to acting. The agency stated that a quiet funeral will be held with family and acquaintances and asked for fans to respect their privacy.
Here is Haewadal Entertainment's statement on Jun Tae-soo's death (as translated by AllKpop):
"We are sorry to come out with heavy news. Actor Jun Tae Soo has passed away on January 21 at the age of 34. He was constantly being treated for depression, and even until recently, we were discussing his return as an actor as his condition was starting to improve. With the sudden sad news, his family and acquaintances are all mourning the death of Jun Tae Soo.
Jun Tae Soo, who had a passion for acting, was a pure artist who was deeply involved in various fields of art. We sincerely ask everyone to refrain from leaving malicious comments and/or writing speculative articles. The funeral will be held quietly with the family members and acquaintances. In order to commemorate the deceased's last road, we ask everyone to refrain from covering the funeral hall. We are full of sorrow and sorry to deliver such a sad news. Once again, we would like to express our condolences."
The younger brother of actress Ha Ji Won, Jun Tae-soo is most well known for his roles in K-dramas such as Sungkyunkwan Scandal, All My Love, It's Okay Daddy's Girl, and most recently The King's Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang.
Our thoughts are with his loved ones.
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