Comedian hit and killed by car
Ham was on her way home from an after-work party near Singil-dong in Yeongdeungpo District, western Seoul, at about 3 a.m. when she was hit. She was reportedly jaywalking.
“I would like to express my sadness about the death of Ham Hyo-joo, who always worked to make people laugh,” comedian Park Hwi-soon tweeted Saturday.
“Ham Hyo-joo was so young. Her family must be heartbroken,” comedian Ahn Sun-young tweeted.
Ham debuted as a comedian in 2005 after graduating with an acting degree from Seoul Institute of the Arts. Apart from her career as a comedian, Ham also taught acting to K-pop stars such as Lee Joo-yeon of After School.
“I was so shocked to hear the news. Please pray for the peaceful repose of Ham Hyo-joo, who was my acting tutor,” Lee tweeted.
By Moon Gwang-lip