Choi Jin Sil is dead. She committed suicide and her body was found hanging in her bathroom three hours ago (6:15 AM) at her home in Jamwon-dong in Seocho-gu, Seoul. Choi Jin Sil had been rumored to have lent money to actor An Jae Hwan who also committed suicide last month.
I recall seeing Choi Jin Sil for the first time years ago in one of Jang Dong Gun’s movie, “Holiday in Seoul.” Then she got married to a baseball player, Cho Sung Min, in early 2000 and was divorced in 2004. They have two kids.
Choi Jin Sil was last seen in the TV drama “My Wife’s Scandal” early this year with actor Jung Joon Ho. She was also the lead in the highly rated TV drama “My Rosy Life” which was shown in 2005.
I’m sad for the kids whose mother didn’t want to be with them anymore. Choi Jin Sil’s cyworld page is currently unreachable. Singer Choi Jin Young aka SKY, who is the singer behind the famous MV starring Jang Dong Gun and Cha In Pyo, is her younger brother.
Here’s a tribute video with pictures of the kids she left behind.
UPDATE: At a police press briefing (1230PM), it was announced that a suicide message was found.
Here’s a photo page of Choi Jin Sil in some of her TV series and movies (including scenes with Jang Dong Gun in “Holiday in Seoul.”)
A short video of Choi Jin Yeong, their mom, Jeong Seon Hee (Ah Jae Hwan’s widow), Lee Yong Ja, Lee So Ra and Hong Jin Kyung arriving at Choi Jin Sil’s funeral.