Yoo Joo-eun has died at just 27 years of age. Fans were told about her passing when her brother posted the news on Instagram.
“On Aug 29, 2022, Joo-eun left this place and went to a comfortable place. If you have time, please say farewell to Joo-eun on her way,” said her brother.
The actress left behind a suicide note which reads as follows;
“I am sorry for leaving first. I am especially sorry to Mom, Dad, Grandma and Oppa (older brother). My heart screams that I don’t want to live. Life without me may be empty but please live on bravely. I will keep watch of everything. Don’t cry. You’ll be hurt.
“I’m not sad at all in the slightest right now. I feel resolute and calm. I think it’s because I have thought of this for a long time.
“I’ve lived such a happy life that was more than I deserved. That’s why, it is enough for me. This is enough. So please live without placing blame on me anymore.
“I’m not dead, so everyone, please live well. I hope many people are called to my funeral, and I want to see everyone for the first time in a while and check in on anyone who is having a hard time.
“I wanted to act so badly. Perhaps it was my all, and it was part of me. However, living that life wasn’t easy. I don’t want to do anything else. That was so hopeless. Having something you want to do is a blessing, but I realized that only wanting to do that thing is a curse.
“God loves me, so he won’t send me to hell. He will understand my feelings and care for me going forward. That’s why, everyone, don’t worry.
“And to all my loving family and friends and my loves. Thank you so much for treasuring and loving me. That was my strength and my smile. I lived with unforgettable memories until the end, so I think I’ve live a successful life. Thank you for your understanding and embracing me who was lacking and impatient. I’m sorry I can’t express it well. But you’ll still understand how I feel, right?
“And to all those precious relationships I’ve made, especially the teachers, I was so grateful, and I respected you all. Thank you so much for teaching me many things in life.
“Mom, Dad, I love you. Don’t cry. Please.”
Her funeral was held at the Ajou University Hospital.
Yoo started her acting career in comedy drama Big Forest in 2018. She later gained popularity in Joseon Survival Period in 2019.