Actress Kim Min Kyung, an eminence in Korean dramas, passed away on August 16.

On August 16, Kim Min Kyung, an iconic actress of K-dramas such as Mouse and When the Camellia blooms, passed away, age 61, according to the Korean media on August 17.

The official announcement regarding the veteran artist’s death came from her agency Dahong Entertainment. The actress’ cause of death was not disclosed.

Kim Min Kyung’s wake was held in the first funeral room of Saint Mary’s Hospital of the Seoul Catholic University in Banpo, South Korea.

The Mouse and When the Camellia blooms actress’s funeral will run at the same location until August 18, 2021, until 7:00 a.m. (KST).

Kim Min Kyung’s funeral has been scheduled to be at Namhangang Park.

Who was Kim Min Kyung?

Kim Min Kyung began her acting career in 1979 and throughout almost 42 years of uninterrupted career, she has been seen starring in dramas, movies, and plays, always standing out for her professionalism.

One of her last works was for When the Camellia blooms in 2019 alongside Gong Hyo Jin and Kang Ha Neul.

In 2021, she participated in the drama A good supper as Oh Bok’s grandmother Maeng Soon. In this production, she shared work with Korean actors, Jung Woo Yeon, Jae Hee, Kwon Hyuk, Kang Da Hyun, Jo Han Joon, among others.

This same year, Kim Min Kyung formed the cast of Mouse where she played Oh Mi Soon, mother of Song Soo Jung (Ha Young) and Song Soo Ho (Song Boo Gun).

Another of Kim Min Kyung’s memorable works is The Moon that Embraces the sun.

In the aforementioned historical drama, the 2012 icon starring Kim Soo Hyun, she played court lady Min.

Her time on I remember you are also remembered, an action and suspense series that featured stars Seo In Guk, Jang Na Ra, Choi Won Young, EXO’s DO, Park Bo Gum, and Hong Eun Taek.

Kim Min Kyung in the movies

She also stood out for her film career, which was endorsed with a score of titles. One of the most recent was Granny’s got talent.

Born in 1960, Kim Min Kyung began acting in a theater company in 1979 and appeared in dozens of projects throughout her career of more than 40 years. She won the “New Actress” award at the 1981 Korean Theater Festival. In plays, dramas, and movies, she often played the role of a long-suffering but understanding mother.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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