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Veteran Korean actress Kang Soo-yeon, 55, dies due to cerebral hemorrhage

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Seoul: Award-winning Korean actress Kang Soo Yeon is no more. On May 5 KST at around 5 pm, the actress was unconscious in a state of cardiac arrest at her residence, Apgujeong, Gangnam, Seoul. Earlier that day actress already contacted for emergency services because of a headache. She was 55. After receiving CPR, She was immediately taken to the hospital where she received treatment but did not gain consciousness.

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As per The Hollywood Reporter, Kang breathed her last on Saturday, She was admitted for a cardiac arrest and succumbed to cerebral haemorrhage. According to the fire department and the police, the actress received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and was then transported to a nearby hospital in a comatose state.

Kang, who was born in Seoul in 1966, began her career as a child actor in the 1970s. At the age 21, she earned the best actress prize at the 1987 Venice Film Festival for her role in Im Kwon-taek’s ‘The Surrogate Womb’. Two years later in 1989, she won best actress for Come, Come, Come Upward — another film from the same director — at the Moscow International Film Festival.

Reportedly, Kang had recently shot scenes for Netflix original sci-fi movie ‘Jung-E’, which will debut on the streamer later this year.

Kang’s funeral is set for Wednesday, with its committee led by Busan International Film Festival co-founder and current Gangneung International Film Festival chairman Kim Dong-ho.

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