Park So-dam visited the mortuary of the late actress Kang Soo-yeon and delivered her condolence, “I will not forget the warmth when you hugged me”

Park So-dam paid tribute to the late actress Kang Soo-yeon, who died on May 7th.

Park So-dam visited the late Kang Soo-yeon’s mortuary at 10:50 a.m on May 10th and sent a message to the deceased. She said, “I will not forget your gentle words and eyes as well as the warmth when you hugged me”, adding, “Thank you so much. I really respect you. Sunbaenim”.

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Kang Soo-yeon was taken to the hospital after being found collapsing from a cerebral hemorrhage at her home in Gangnam, Seoul at around 5:40 p.m on the 5th. She received treatments at the hospital while being unconscious but could not wake up and died three days later, leaving deep regrets.

Kang Soo-yeon’s mortuary was set up in Room 17 on the second floor of the funeral hall in Samsung Medical Center. With the funeral being held privately, Kang Soo-yeon’s bereaved family has been receiving condolences since 10 a.m on the 8th. Colleagues also visited Kang Soo-yeon today (May 10th). Fellow actors, such as Jung Bo-seok, Seol Kyung-gu, and Park So-dam, appeared at the funeral hall early in the morning and visited Kang Soo-yeon’s mortuary to pay tribute to the soul of the deceased. 

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Korean stars visited the funeral of the late actress

The late actress Kang Soo-yeon, who started her acting career at the age of 4 in 1969, was one of the first top stars who led the Korean Wave and a great pillar in the Korean film industry. In 1987, she became the first Korean actress to win Best Actress at the Venice International Film Festival, which is known as one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, for the movie “The Surrogate Woman” (directed by Im Kwon-taek). Two years later, she continued to win Best Actress at the Moscow International Film Festival for her excellent performance in director Im’s movie “Come, Come, Come Upward”.

Kang Soo-yeon left a great remark in the Korean film industry by starring in various successful films, such as “All That Falls Has Wings” (1989), “Road to the Racetrack” (1991), “Blue in You” (1992), etc. She swept all the domestic and foreign film festivals, such as the Daejong Award Film Festival, Baeksang Arts Awards and Blue Dragon Film Festival, and won 10 trophies for Best Actress alone.

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The late actress continued her vigorous acting activities by playing Jeong Nan-jung in SBS’s 2001 drama “Ladies of the Palace”, which hit the highest rating of 35%, and the 2007 series “Moonhee”. She attended the Busan International Film Festival as a host and executive director every year from 1996. In 2000, she was appointed as the vice president of the Screen Quarter’s Guardian Angel Division and worked hard for the development of Korean films. In fact, Kang Soo-yeon was about to make a comeback after 9 years through Netflix’s upcoming SF film “Jung_E” directed by Yeon Sang-ho. However, as Kang Soo-yeon suddenly passed away, “Jung_E” will be remembered as her posthumous work.

Meanwhile, the funeral ceremony of the late Kang Soo-yeon will be held at 10 a.m on May 11th and broadcast live on the Youtube channel of the Korean Film Council.


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