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Actors, friends pay respects to Chun

Actors, directors and friends of actor Chun Mi-sun, who was found dead on Saturday, gathered to pay their respects at her funeral which began on Sunday in southern Seoul.

A private funeral service was held for Chun at Asan Medical Center in Southern Seoul. Chun’s husband, director Park Sang-hoon, and her mother and older brother attended the funeral.

The first person to visit the funeral on Sunday was actor Song Kang-ho who features alongside Chun as King Sejong in “The King’s Letters,” which was set to premiere at the end of July. The duo also starred together in director Bong Joon-ho’s “Memories of Murder” (2003).

Bong also attended the funeral, as did actors such as Yum Jung-ah, Park Hae-il, Yoon Yoo-sun, Jung Yu-mi, Kang Tae-oh and Song Geon-hee. The crew from “The King’s Letters” and organizers from KBS 2TV drama series “The Joseon Romantic-Comedy Tale of Nok-Du” (literal translation), which Chun was scheduled to start filming soon, also attended.

The news of Chun’s death, which early reports suggest was by suicide, shocked fans and colleagues alike, as she was seen just days earlier at a press conference for “The King’s Letters.” Her agency, Boas Entertainment, confirmed that Chun was suffering from depression and was receiving treatment.

Chun was buried at 5:30 a.m. today.

By Lee Jae-lim
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