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‘Romance’ and ‘Cheese in the Trap’ star Moon Ji-yoon dies of sepsis at 36

Mar 20,2020
Actor Moon Ji-yoon died of severe sepsis on Wednesday evening, according to his agency Family Entertainment. He was 36 years old.

Moon died at 8:56 p.m on Wednesday. He was suffering from laryngopharyngitis for two days until his condition got worse and he was hospitalized on Monday. The agency clarified that Moon did not die “due to the coronavirus.”

“He was hospitalized because he tested negative for the virus,” the agency emphasized.

Moon didn’t visit the hospital even though he was feeling ill due to “fear of the virus,” according to his agency.

He instead opted to take some medicine and stay at home. When he arrived to the hospital, his condition had worsened and he was immediately transported to the intensive care unit.

Moon’s funeral service is being held at Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital in northern Seoul. Although the agency initially announced that it would not receive mourners due to worries about people’s safety, it announced that it would accept mourners beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

Moon made his debut on the MBC drama series “Romance” in 2002 and is best known for playing Sang-cheol on the hit tvN drama series “Cheese in the Trap” in 2016. He also appeared in the MBC drama series “The Golden Garden” last year.

The actor will be buried at 12 p.m. today.

By Lee Jae-lim


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