Another Korean actress commits suicide

15 November 2010

Korean actress and commercial model Park Hye Sang was found dead in her home on Nov. 12. She was 29.

According to police, Park committed suicide though her reason for doing so remains unknown. Her body was cremated and her funeral was held at the Asan Medical Center on Nov. 14.

Park appeared on the Channel CGV sitcom "Apgujeong Arirang" in 2005. She also appeared in the music videos for the songs "Snow Prince" by boy band SS501, and "Evergreen" by PK Heman.

Park was born in 1981 and graduated at Suwon Women's College in Gyeonggi Province in South Korea. Aside from being an actress, she was also a commercial model and appeared in ads for Kumho Life Insurance, Ford Motors, LG Household & Health, LG Telecom and CHBC Bank.

South Korea has the highest suicide rate in the world and several Korean celebrities killed themselves in the past due to career slump, intrigues and depression.

Just last month, 25-year-old Korean singer Yu-Ju committed suicide due to depression.

Korean stars that have committed suicide are actress Choi Jin-sil in 2008 and her brother, actor Choi Jin-young this year, actor Ahn Jae-hwan in 2008, singer Park Yong-ha, and actress and singer U-Nee.