Korean Actress Kang Soo-Yeon Sadly Passed Away at 55
Sad to report that iconic actress Kang Soo-Yeon passed away at the age of 55, whose performance in the Surrogate Woman brought her a historic win at the Venice Film Festival, died on May 7, 2022.
Kang was the first Korean actress to receive an award at an international film festival by playing her role in I’m Kwon-taek‘s film The Surrogate Woman, she won the best actress award at the 44th Venice International Film Festival.
She was born on August 18, 1966, in Seoul, South Korea. Two days before Kang Soo-Yeon passed away, She was found by her family at 5:40 p.m. at her home in a state of cardiac arrest.
Her family called the 119 emergency hotline. She was given CPR and was taken to the hospital for treatment and remained unconscious. She was on a ventilator for three days. Sadly none of these efforts worked out and Kang Soo-Yeon passed away.
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Kang Soo-Yeon Acting Career:
She started acting from 1969 till 2022. When Kang started her career was only a three-year-old kid but before her hit, The Surrogate Woman, she acted in low profile movies.
Her other international success was”Come, Come, Come Upward” which Kang actually got her head shaved on-screen in the scene when Sun Nyog became a nun. She won the best actress at the 1989 Moscow International Film Festival for her act in this movie.
Kang well-known movies are:
- The Surrogate Woman
- Come Come Come Upward
- All That Falls Has Wings
- Girls Night Out
She also served as chairperson of the Busan Film Festival from 2015 to 2017.
Recently Kang filmed her screen comeback JUNG-E, her first film role in 11 years, and now sadly Kang Soo-Yeon Passed Away before her new Netflix upcoming movie be shown.
The series that she performed on them during her career in order of year are:
- The Adventures of Ttolttol-yi
- Oseong and Haneum
- Jang Yeong-sil, the Wind Boy
- A High School Student’s Diary
- Mother’s Room
- TV Literary Theater
- Ladies of the Palace
”An inspirational figure within the Korean film industry, Kang was admired by many for her elegance, her strong character and her effortlessly cool personality”.
Some fans believed that Kang was not only was she an internationally renowned, accomplished actress, but she also was the beacon of courage and hope for many in the Korean film industry. She will be sorely missed.
We send 0ur deepest condolences to actress Kang Soo Yeon’s loved ones.
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