South Korean actor and model Song Yoo-jung found dead at 26

Tuesday, January 26
Ciarán Mather

The agency for the South Korean actress and model Song Yoo-jung has confirmed the news of her tragic passing.

The 26-year-old's death was announced by the Sublime Artist Agency in an Instagram post.

In it, the agency added: 'Yoo-jung was a friend who always gave us happiness with a bright smile, and an awesome actress who acted with a passion bigger than anyone.'

Although she passed away last Saturday, the late Ms. Yoo-jung was buried at a private ceremony, which was attended by her family.

Along with her modelling work for brands such as The Body Shop and Estee Lauder, Yoo-jung was known for her acting roles, most notably in the South Korean TV shows Make a Wish, Golden Rainbow and School 2017, as well as the web-series Dear My Name.

She also served as an ambassador for a South Korean group called Warm Accompaniment, which helps people with disabilities.

While her cause of death is currently unknown, it has been speculated that Yoo-jung died by suicide, given a number of recent deaths by suicide in the South Korean media sphere.

The talented late Song Yoo-jung is survived by her family.

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