Nineties model, actor Lee Ji-eun is dead at 52

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Nineties model, actor Lee Ji-eun is dead at 52

Lee Ji-eun [SCREEN CAPTURE]

Lee Ji-eun [SCREEN CAPTURE]

 
Nineties star Lee Ji-eun was found dead in her home in central Seoul at around 8 p.m. Monday, the police reported Tuesday.  
 
The police came into the scene after the 52-year-old's acquaintance reported that Lee wasn’t picking up her calls. Lee was reported to have been living alone while her son is fulfilling his mandatory military duty.  
 
Lee debuted as a model in 1994 and received rookie of the year prize at the 16th Blue Dragon Film Awards and 34th Daejong Film Awards for her performance in “My Dear KeumHong” in 1995. She became familiar to the public through KBS drama series “A Sunny Place of the Young” in 1995. 
 
However, after starring in films “Fin De Siecle” (1999) and “Birdcage Inn” (1998), she fell out of the public eye. 
 
The police announced that an autopsy will take place to determine the cause of death. 
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM   [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]  
 
If you or someone you know is feeling emotionally distressed or struggling with thoughts of suicide, LifeLine Korea can be contacted at 1588-9191. The Seoul Global Center offers English-language counseling. Contact 02-2075-4180 to arrange a session. Other international helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org  
 
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