South Korean actor Jo Min Ki was found dead on March 9. Here's what we know about the events surrounding the shocking news.

According to Korean media reports, Jo Min Ki was found by his wife in a storage room next to his apartment's basement parking garage. He was pronounced dead after being rushed by emergency responders to the hospital. While the police are still investigating his death, it is suspected that the actor died by suicide as no evidence of foul play has been found.

Sexual harrassment allegations against the actor began on the 20th of February, with an online post accusing him of harassing a student for several years while he was teaching at the Cheongju University. When more allegations emerged, the police decided to open an investigation, saying there were "more than five" students who were affected. Jo Min Ki's agency released an official statement of apology on the 27th of February and terminated their contract with the actor. Cheongju University also fired the actor from his professorship.

Although no note was found at the scene of death, the actor's letter of apology has since been revealed by Dispatch. The media outlet claims it received a handwritten letter from Jo Min Ki on February 26. The letter reads as follows:

“Everything is my fault, my crime. I was caught off-guard by it all and as time passed that became increasingly difficult for me to bear, I became a cowardly person who evaded and denied the issue. I am ashamed and sorry. During the past seven years, I had no choice but to become a stern professor to my juniors who had begun the difficult path to become an actor. In private, I tried to let go of that sternness. I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart to the juniors who felt humiliated or ashamed in that situation. I am both sorry to you and grateful that at least now I can repent of my arrogance and wrongdoing.

"Finally, I apologize to Cheongju University and the students of the theater department who are still devoting themselves sincerely to their art.”

His sudden death has left his family in deep sorrow, according to Korean news. The family has arranged a private funeral at the Konkuk University Hospital Funeral Home and has asked for privacy from the media.

Jo Min Ki was born on November 5, 1965. His extensive acting portfolio included roles in many famous dramas such as Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Queen Seondeok, East of Eden, and in movies such as The Attorney. His death caps his prolific career but also leaves unanswered questions to the recent series of sexual harassment allegations against him as he was due to appear at the Chungbuk police station on the 12th of March for questioning.

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