Kim Mi-soo, a South Korean actress, has died at the age of 29, her agency said on Wednesday Jan. 5.
Kim had just appeared in the Korean TV series “Snowdrop” on Disney+ alongside Jisoo from K-pop girl group Blackpink and Netflix’s “Hellbound.”
Her death was announced by in a statement by her agency, Landscape. No cause of death was given.
“We are relaying sorrowful and heartbreaking news. Kim Mi Soo suddenly passed away on January 5,” the statement said, according to Soompi.
The statement said that Kim’s funeral would be held quietly per her family’s wishes and called on people to refrain from spreading rumors or speculative reports so that her family can mourn in peace.
Kim began her career in 2018 and has starred in several dramas, including “Hi Bye Mama”, “The School Nurse Files” and “Hellbound.”
She recently gained attention for her role in contemporary history drama “Snowdrop”, in which she plays a cold but kind student activist who shares a dorm with the protagonist played by Jisoo.
“Snowdrop” is still airing but production has been completed, making it Kim’s second-to-last on screen appearance.
She had been working on “Kiss Six Sense,” a Disney+ original drama, which was set to air in the first half of 2022, according to local news.
Production on “Kiss Six Sense” paused for a day on Wednesday, following Landscape’s announcement.
It’s unclear whether she had completed her scenes or if her role would be recast.
In the wake of her death, Kim’s co-stars, Jisoo and actor Jung Hae In, have posted tributes on their Instagram.