Hard news to report as we are learning Kim Mi-soo, a Korean actress who was recently in a 2021 Disney+ series, has died at the young age of 29-years-old.
Kim Mi-soo’s agency, Landscape Entertainment, released a statement on Wednesday, January 5, saying, “Kim suddenly left us on Jan. 5. The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness. Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so that the family can mourn in peace.”
According to the report by Variety, the statement from Kim’s agency was translated by Joongang Daily and gave no cause of death.
Kim Mi-soo (also written as “Kim Misu”) was an actress in the series “Snowdrop” which was released December 18, 2021, in South Korea and on Disney+ Asia. The series was produced by JTBC Studios and Drama House and plays on JTBC’s network in Korea. “Snowdrop” will be presented as a Disney+ original series around the globe but has yet to debut on Disney+ in the United States.
Kim, born March 16, 1992, landed herself the supporting role of a student activist named Yeo Jung Min in “Snowdrop” who shares a dormitory with series protagonist Young-ro. The Disney+ description of the “Snowdrop” series includes: “In 1987, a bloody man jumps into a women’s university dormitory in Seoul. Young-ro, a female university student who falls in love with him at first sight at a group blind date, takes care of him despite the strict surveillance and dangerous situation. However, Young-ro is shocked to learn his secret. Despite heartbreakingly watching over his first love Young-ro, Soo-ho has no choice but to move according to the command in order to save his teammates and to go back to his home country where his sibling awaits. Young-ro rejects the will of her father and works hand in hand with Soo-ho to save her beloved man and her friends. What will happen to their fate?”
The new series has recently been under controversy for its “historical accuracy, choice of songs and depiction of North Koreans.” Variety reports, “Sponsors were reported to have pulled their support and a petition to South Korea’s president was launched, reportedly gathering over 300,000 signatures.” Here’s the trailer of the “Snowdrop” series below:
According to a report from Decider, before Kim’s death, she was cast in Disney+’s drama Kiss Six Sense and began filming.
Our deepest condolence and thoughts are with the Mi Soo family and friends as they grieve the loss of Kim.