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Kim Mi-soo star of Disney 'Snowdrop' died suddenly at the age of 29

Kim Mi-soo, a South Korean actress, died unexpectedly on Wednesday. The K-drama actor was 29 years old when he died.

Kim Mi-soo star of Disney 'Snowdrop' died suddenly at the age of 29
Kim Mi-soo

"On January 5, Kim unexpectedly left us," the late performer's agency, Landscape Entertainment, said in a statement translated by Korea JoongAng Daily. "The bereaved are inconsolably saddened by the sudden sadness. Please don't spread rumors or speculation that aren't true so that the family can grieve in peace."

Kim's cause of death was not revealed. Her age at death has also been reported as 30 and 31 due to Korean age calculations.

Kim Mi-soo is best known for her role in the controversial South Korean television series "Snowdrop." Her name is also spelled "Misu." The show, which debuted in December, is a period drama set in 1987 Korea that tells the story of a budding romance set against the backdrop of the pro-democracy movement's political turmoil.

Its portrayal of North Koreans, song selection, and historical accuracy have sparked outrage, with stock prices of affiliated companies suffering as a result of the backlash, and one petition According to Variety, the petition against it has received over 300,000 signatures.

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Kim portrayed a history student who shared a room with Young-ro, the series' female protagonist, who was played by Jisoo of the wildly popular South Korean girl group Blackpink.

Kim had previously appeared in several films and shorts, including "Snowdrop," which is currently streaming on producer JTBC Studios' network in Korea and Disney+ elsewhere. According to JoongAng Daily, she made her acting debut in the 2018 short "Lipstick Revolution," followed by roles in the 2019 films "Memories" and "Kyungmi's World," the 2019 JTBC drama series "Human Luwak," and 2020 shows "Hi Bye, Mama!" and "Into the Ring."

She also starred in the hit Netflix drama "Hellbound" a month before the premiere of "Snowdrop," which dethroned "Squid Game" as Netflix's most-watched series.