Funeral for Korean drama ‘Snowdrop’ actress Kim Mi-soo held

The funeral ceremony for the late Korean drama “Snowdrop” actress Kim Mi-soo was held on Jan. 7.

Kim Mi-soo passed away on Jan. 5 at age 29. Her agency did not disclose the cause of her death.

The funeral ceremony was held at 6 a.m. KST at the Taeneung Sungsim Funeral Hall in Seoul. Her remains will be brought to the Seoul Crematorium, according to information posted on the funeral hall website.

Korean actress Kim Mi-soo (left) and as student activist Yeo Jeong-Min (right) in the drama "Snowdrop" (Landscape Entertainment, JTBC)

“The funeral will be held privately according to the wishes of the bereaved family,” said Landscape Entertainment, Kim Mi-soo’s agency, last Jan. 5.

Kim Mi-soo finished the filming of “Snowdrop,” which currently airs on JTBC and Disney Plus. In the drama, Kim Mi-soo plays the role of student activist Yeo Jeong-Min, a 23-year-old fourth year History student at Hosoo Women's University, and is one of the roommates of BLACKPINK’s Jisoo.

The agency announced on Jan. 5 that “we have come to deliver a very heartbreaking news. Actress Kim Mi-soo suddenly left us on Jan. 5.”

“The bereaved family is currently very heartbroken due to the sudden tragedy. We earnestly ask you to refrain from reporting rumors or speculation so that the bereaved family, who is in shock and sorrow, can reverently pay tribute to the deceased,” the agency said.

According to Korean media, the production team of “Snowdrop” is reportedly discussing with Kim Mi-soo’s family whether to air her scenes in the drama. The filming for “Snowdrop” was already completed.

Kim Mi-soo was working on the Disney Plus drama “Sixth Sense Kiss,” which is based on a webtoon, when she passed away. The crew of “Sixth Sense Kiss” cancelled the filming on Jan. 5 due to her death.

An agency representative told Maeil Business Star Today that Kim Mi-soo filmed “Sixth Sense Kiss” on Jan. 3 and that she was expected to work on several acting projects. “Sixth Sense Kiss,” set for release this year, will star Seo Ji-hye and Yoon Kye-sang

Kim Mi-soo was born on March 16, 1992 and made her acting debut in the movie “Lipstick Revolution” in 2018. Her drama credits include “Hellbound,” “Yumi's Cells,” “The School Nurse Files,” “Memorials” and “Hi Bye Mama.”