Younger brother of actress Ha Ji Won, Jeon Tae Soo has passed away on Saturday, January 21st.
The reason for his passing is a long battle with depression which he eventually lost.
Haewadal Entertainment released an official statement on January 21st, saying:
“Jeon Tae Soo has left this earth on January 21 at age 34. He had been undergoing continued treatment for his depression, and up till recently, we were in detailed discussions about him making his return to acting as his condition had improved greatly. His family and friends are in deep mourning following the sudden news.”
“Jeon Tae Soo was extremely passionate about acting and was a pure artist who was talented in other fields as well, such as art. We sincerely request that people refrain from publishing speculative articles or writing malicious comments about the late actor.”
Lastly, the agency concluded by stating that the family plans to hold a private funeral for Jeon Tae Soo. They requested reporters to respect the family’s privacy and therefore, for them not to show up.
After hearing the news about his brother, Ha Ji Won has cancelled all of her upcoming public appearances to mourn with her family.
The actress had been planning to attend the press conference for her new film “Manhunt” on January 22, as well as a round of interviews and movie screening on January 24. The film’s staff has confirmed that they have cancelled all of Ha Ji Won’s upcoming promotional activities for the film.
We offer our deepest condolences to Jeon Tae Soo’s family.