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Director Hong Sang-soo tormented by Kim Joo-hyuk’s death

  • Published : Nov 1, 2017 - 13:54
  • Updated : Nov 1, 2017 - 13:54

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(Yonhap)
Film director Hong Sang-soo stood by actress Lee Yoo-young’s side throughout veteran actor Kim Joo-hyuk’s funeral, held at Seoul Asan Hospital on Tuesday.

Actor Kim Joo-hyuk died after a car crash Monday afternoon in Samseong-dong. An investigation by the National Forensic Service found he died of a fatal head injury.

Many of Kim’s friends, family and agency staff offered their condolences at the funeral.

Director Hong stayed at Asan Hospital funeral hall from late at night to the next morning. According to those present, he was not able to contain his sadness over Kim’s death.

Kim and Lee starred together in Hong’s 2016 film “Yourself and Yours.”

Kim will be transferred from Asan Hospital to his family’s charnel house in South Chungcheong Province on Thursday.

By Catherine Chung (cec82@heraldcorp.com)