Ha Ji Won's actor-brother dies after depression battle

Jun Tae Soo, 33, was being treated for depression and had recently been in discussions for his next project as an actor, as his condition seemed to improve, his agency said.
Jun Tae Soo, 33, was being treated for depression and had recently been in discussions for his next project as an actor, as his condition seemed to improve, his agency said.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/TAESOO1984

SEOUL (KOREA HERALD) - Jun Tae Soo, younger brother of actress Ha Ji Won, died on Sunday after reportedly battling depression.

The actor's agency Haewadal Entertainment on Sunday released a statement about the death of the 33-year-old.

"He was being treated for depression and had recently been in discussions for his next project as an actor, as his condition seemed to improve."

The agency also stated that Jun's family plans to hold a private funeral attended only by families and close acquaintances, requesting that the media refrain from covering the event.

The location of the ceremony was not revealed.

Jun gained public recognition for his role in KBS2' hit series Sungkyunkwan Scandal in 2010. He also starred in dramas such as All My Love, It's Okay Daddy's Girl and most recently The King's Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang.

Ha is said to have withdrawn from all her upcoming engagements, including a press event to promote the film Manhunt, which took place at Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul on Monday.