South Korean actress and model Jung Chae-yul found dead in her home aged 26
Jung Chae-yul, a South Korean model and actress, was found dead at her home at the age of 26.
Her agency Management S team announced the news and shared a statement with Korean media on Tuesday, April 11.
“We have to deliver very heartbreaking and unfortunate news. Actress Chae-yul left us on April 11th,” it read, as reported by MK News.
“According to the wishes of the bereaved family, who are in greater sorrow than anyone else, the funeral will be held quietly and privately.”
“Refrain from spreading rumors or speculative reports about her cause of Death,” the agency stated. The cause of her death is still unknown.
Chae-Yul is best known for her role as Zombie Detective’s star. She is also known for her roles in K-drama I Have Not Done My Best, and Deep, which was released in 2018.
She was originally scheduled to appear on the TV series Wedding Impossible. However, production has been halted due to the news.
The CEO of Chae-Yul’s management agency was tearfully interviewed on OSEN in the wake of Chae-Yul’s death.
He said: “Our Chae-Yul was very hardworking. She was a deep-hearted and cool friend. In my opinion, it is hard to describe in words how amazing she was as an actress.”
Chae-Yul’s “heartbroken” fans have been sharing tributes to the star on her Instagram page.