Fans of the Disney+ series Snowdrop received some shocking news this week.
Kim Mi-soo, a star of the controversial political drama, died this week at the age of 29, Fox News reported.
Sudden and tragic
According to a statement by her talent agency, Kim died on Wednesday. Few other details were immediately available.
“The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness,” Landscape asserted in its statement. “Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so that the family can mourn in peace.”
Her family reportedly planned to hold a private funeral service in Seoul on Friday.
Snowdrop, the series for which Kim is best known, was most recently released on Disney’s streaming platform and had previously appeared on JTBC Studios in South Korea.
The New York Post provided a synopsis of the show, which was set in 1980s Korea and follows the fledgling pro-democracy movement in the nation at that time. Kim portrayed a history student who was the lead female character’s roommate.
Career cut short
In its report, Variety noted that the series was especially controversial because of concerns about its depiction of North Korea and the accuracy of historical references.
Critics petitioned to see the show canceled and sponsors soon began to back out of their deals, but JTBC Studios attempted to address those concerns. In a statement, the company dismissed “misunderstandings” about historical inaccuracies and assured critics that they would be “settled through the progress of the drama’s plot.”
Going on to elaborate on the driving mission behind the series, JTBC Studios wrote: “The drama includes the production team’s intent of hoping for no repetition of an abnormal era in which individual freedom and happiness are oppressed by unjust power.”
Despite the fact that her budding career was cut short, Kim had a number of other acting credits to her name. A private funeral is expected to include only her family in attendance.
Kim had transitioned from Snowdrop to another Disney+ series, Kiss Sixth Sense. According to Variety, production on that series has paused in response to the shocking news of her death.