Kim Mi-soo, Korean actor in ‘Snowdrop’, dies at 29 years old

Kim Mi-soo, a Korean actor who had a supporting role in the latest series “Snowdrop”, has died. She was 29.

“Kim left us suddenly on January 5th,” her agency Landscape said in a statement Wednesday. “The bereaved are deep in their grief over the sudden grief. Please do not report false rumors or speculation so that the family can mourn in peace. “The agency’s statement was translated by Joongang Daily and gave no cause of death.

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In “Snowdrop”, Kim (also spelled Kim Misu) plays a student activist who shares a dormitory for women with the main character Young-ro, portrayed by Jisoo from the K-pop group Blackpink.

“Snowdrop” was produced by JTBC Studios and Drama House and plays on JTBC’s network in Korea. In the rest of the world, it is presented as a Disney Plus original.

Local media show Kim with credits, including two 2019 films “Memories” and “Kyungmi’s World” and JTBC’s drama series “Human Luwak”, “Hi Bye, Mama!” from tvN and “Into the Ring” (2020) on KBS.
Kim was born on March 16, 1992. But Korean media report her age as 30 and 31 due to various calculation methods.

“Snowdrop” is a romantic melodrama, set against the backdrop of the pro-democracy movement of 1987. The series has sparked fierce controversy over its historical accuracy, choice of songs, and portrayal of North Koreans. Sponsors were reported to have withdrawn their support, and a petition for the President of South Korea was launched, which reportedly collected over 300,000 signatures. The clap initially had a negative impact on the shares of J Contentree and the Blackpink agency YG Entertainment.

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