Entertainers mourn Jo Kyung-hwan
Jo, 67, died on Saturday after battling liver cancer, and his early departure has shocked those who knew and loved him.
Comedian Nam Hee-suk tweeted on Sunday that meeting Jo was one of the “most profound” moments of his life.
“To drink with the guy who I grew up watching on TV was such an experience,” said Nam. “To think that he’s here no more is heartbreaking.”
The actor, dubbed “Tiger Teacher” from his stint on the drama with the same name in the ’80s, was also mourned by famed novelist Lee Oi-soo.
“Jo Kyung-hwan, aged 67, left us yesterday. People may leave us physically, but their presence stays with us forever,” the writer said.
Composer Yoon Jong-shin also followed suit by sending his heart out to Jo’s family, as did entertainer Jun Hyun-moo.
By Carla Sunwoo