Award-winning Korean actress Kang Soo-yeon passed away on May 5 at about 5 pm in a hospital in Seoul. The 55-year-old died of a cardiac arrest and cerebral haemorrhage.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kang’s memorial service has been set up at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul. Her funeral ceremony will be held on Wednesday (May 11) and will be broadcast live through the Korean Film Council’s YouTube channel.
The funeral committee will be led by Kim Dong-ho, former chairperson of the board of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).
“Kang broke boundaries with her fearless performances. Winning two major international awards, she was the first generation world-class actor. She also had strong leadership and charisma. Her legacy will live on in the movies she has made,” said Kim.
From 2015 till 2017, Kang served as a co-director of the BIFF. BIFF also paid tribute to Kang following her passing on social media: “Former executive chairman Kang Soo-yeon has worked hard to spread Korean movies to the world”.
Similarly Netflix Korea also paid tribute to the actress posting on Instagram;
“It was an honour to be with the late Kang Soo-yeon, who always showed great acting and good energy on the set. We will not forget every moment of actress Kang Soo-yeon who did her best for good work”.