Actress Kang Soo-yeon (56) was rushed to hospital on Thursday afternoon with cardiac arrest.
According to police, Kang’s family reported that the actress complained of unspecified pains. An emergency crew rushed to her home in Seoul’s upscale Apgujeong district and found that she was unconscious and her heart had stopped.
She was taken to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment.
A hospital staffer declined to comment on her condition. Kang’s family told emergency services that the actress had recently been complaining of pain in her head and foot.
Kang was Korea’s top actress in the 1980s and 1990s, winning several international awards. After debuting at the age of three, she rose to stardom in a teen drama in the 1980s. She starred in six movies in 1987 alone, attesting to her popularity, and won best actress at the 1987 Venice International Film Festival for her leading role in director Im Kwon-taek’s film “The Surrogate Woman.”
In 1989, Kang won best actress award at the Moscow International Film Festival for her role in the film “Come Come Come Upward,” also directed by Im.
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