My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter
| NewsLetter DailyWeekly

Actress Lee Eun-joo Commits Suicide

2005/02/22 | 4935 views |  | Permalink | Source

Shin DonMy GirlVampire Cop RickyMy WomanLobbyist
Watch on DramaFever
By Lee Yong-sung
Staff Reporter

Popular television and film actress Lee Eun-joo was found dead on Tuesday, apparently having committed suicide. She was 24.

Lee, the star of such hit films as "Taegukgi" (2004) and "The Scarlet Letter" (2004) as well as the recent MBC television drama "Firebird" ("Phoenix", Pulsae), was found by her elder brother in the walk-in closet of her apartment in Pundang, Kyonggi Province, where she is said to have hung herself.

Lee's mother and elder brother were with her until early in the morning, he said, and he returned to the apartment in the afternoon when she failed to answer her phone.

A note written in blood that included the words, "Mother, I'm Sorry, I Love You" was discovered at the scene.

While the police said the death is believed to be suicide, investigations were not formally completed by the time this newspaper went to print.

Born Nov. 16, 1980, Lee lived in Kunsan, North Cholla Province, until graduating from high school and moving to Seoul to study acting at Dankook University. She first appeared on television as a teenager in the 1998 SBS drama "White Night 3.98".

Lee made her film debut in "Rainbow Trout" in 1998. Lee's other films include "Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors" (2000), "Bungee jumping of their own" (2000) and "Au Revoir, UFO" (2003).

Lee graduated from Dankook University on Friday and was reported to have been in good spirits, according to her professors and school friends.

However, Lee's family said the actress suffered from insomnia after taking on sexually explicit roles in her most recent film "The Scarlet Letter" and agreeing to a semi-nude scene for "Firebird".

Lee portrayed a lounge singer in an unstable relationship with a detective in "The Scarlet Letter", which was the closing film of last year's Pusan International Film Festival.

Lee was scheduled to begin shooting a new film in the spring, and had agreed to star in a new drama after finishing the film, according to Yonhap News Agency.

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss

 Previous news
  • The Festival of Animated Film Trebon invites a total of 4 Korean animations
    2005/02/21 (Source)

    A total of 4 Korean animations are invited to the Festival of Animated Film Trebon to be held in Prague, Czech on May 5-11.

    According to the Film Festival's homepage (www.anifest.cz), Korean animation 'Empress Chung' was invited to the Feature Film Competition of this Film Festival along with ,...
    More

  • Song Il-gook Chosen as Best Second-Generation Actor
    2005/02/21 (Source)

    The results of an online poll conducted last week showed that of the total 5,299 respondents, 2,677 (50.9 percent) chose Song Il-gook as the best actor among all the children of previous-generation celebrities. The second-best second-generation actor was Yeon Jeong-hoon, who received 2,591 votes (,...
    More

  • 'Blood & Bone' sweeps over Japan Film Awards
    2005/02/21 (Source)
    The most famous film director of Korean residence in Japan 'Yoichi Sai (Korean name: Choi Yang-il)'s 'Blood and Bone' has swept over major three parts in the 28th Japan Academy Awarding Ceremony held in Tokyo on late Feb. 18.


    As 'Blood and Bone' sweeps over major film festivals in Japan such as,...
    More

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.

Settings

Remove ads

Sign up

Sharing

Activate

Spoilers

Visible, hide