Actress Kim Mi-soo has died suddenly aged 29, her agent has revealed.
The South Korean screen star, who starred in the Disney+ series Snowdrop, passed away on Wednesday leaving her family in ‘shock and grief-stricken’.
Kim recently gained attention for her portrayal of student activist and supporting character Yeo Jung-min in the romance drama.
Her agency Landscape said in statement released on Wednesday: ‘Kim suddenly left us on Jan. 5.
‘The bereaved family is currently very heartbroken by the sudden mournful news.
‘The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness.
‘We sincerely ask you to refrain from making up rumours or speculative reports so that the bereaved family, who are in shock and grief-stricken, can reverently commemorate the deceased.
Her cause of death has not yet been reported. Kim’s funeral will be held at Taeneung Sungsim Funeral Home.
Following the announcements, fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to the star.
One wrote: ‘We are deeply saddened by the news of Kim Mi-soo passing away at the age of 31. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family’.
Another added: ‘RIP Kim Mi-soo’.
Kim was known for her work in Lipstick Revolution and Kyungmi’s World. She also appeared in the drama Hi Bye, Mama!.
She also had a successful career as a model.
The actress is best known for her role in Snowdrop which is set in 1987 and follows a love story between two university students.
Prior to her death, seven out of 16 episodes had been broadcasted, and the filming had concluded as Snowdrop was a pre-produced series.