South Korean actress Oh In-hye dies in suspected suicide

Oh In-hye was found unconscious in her home in Incheon on Monday at 5am.
Oh In-hye was found unconscious in her home in Incheon on Monday at 5am.PHOTO: 5INHYE/ INSTAGRAM

SEOUL • South Korean actress Oh In-hye died on Monday after she was found unconscious in her home in Incheon earlier in the day.

According to news outlet Dispatch, the 36-year-old was found in a critical condition at about 5am on Monday. She was found unresponsive by an acquaintance, who called the police and emergency services.

Oh received cardiopulmonary resuscitation before she was taken to a nearby hospital, where her breathing and pulse reportedly stabilised, reported The Korea Herald.

However, she did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead later in the day.

The South Korean police are investigating the case as suicide.

A private service will be held at the Inha University Hospital in Incheon and her funeral will be held today.

Oh debuted in the film Sin Of A Family in 2011 and has acted in other movies such as Red Vacance Black Wedding (2011) and A Journey With Korean Masters (2013).

She grabbed headlines during the Busan International Film Festival in 2011 when she wore a revealing dress on the red carpet.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2020, with the headline 'South Korean actress Oh In-hye dies in suspected suicide'. Print Edition | Subscribe