Saturday May 23, 2009 06:37

Veteran actress Yeo Woon Kye passes away

Posted by hying

Veteran actress Yeo Woon Kye (69) who had been battling lung cancer for the past 2 years, passing away on 22nd May at around 8pm in the Incheon Catholic Medical Center. She had been diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2007 during filming for SBS Korean TV drama ‘The King and I‘ and subsequently withdrew from the drama to recuperate.

She was thought to have made a full recovery and resumed acting in the most recently in KBS2 TV drama ‘The Tale of Two Sisters’ also known as ‘The Tale of Janghwa and Hongryeon’. However she need to withdrew from the drama after developing pneunmonia, although detailed diagnosis later found out that the cancer cells had spread to her lungs instead. She checked herself into a local medical facility earlier this month. According to local reports, she had lost consciousness a few days ago and had been on life support until her death.

Yeo Woon Kye begun her acting career while she was in high school and has been in the line for almost 47 years. She was famous for her grandmotherly roles. The Korean TV dramas that she had acted was ‘Dae Jang Geum‘, ‘My Name is Kim Sam Soon‘, ‘Bad Family’ and ‘The King and I‘.

A ceremonial funeral hall for Yeo Woon Kye has been set up in Yonsei University Severance Hospital for friends and relatives to pay their respects to her. Her funeral ceremony will be held on the 25th May and cremated in Goyang City Park Haeinsa mita.

Rest in peace.

Funeral of Yeo Woon Kye

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