This morning, family members, friends, and colleagues wished actress Lee Mi Ji their last goodbye at the funeral home in Seoul St. Mary's Hospital. The cause of death was acute kidney failure.

On Monday, the 58-year-old actress was found dead in her apartment in Gangnam, according to Sports Chosun. The neighbors had called the police for a suspicious smell in her unit. The autopsy revealed that she had passed away two weeks prior. Nov. 8 was the last time she was seen on the building’s CCTV cameras, according to the police.

When the police forced open the door to Lee’s place and found her dead, they also saw a famished dog next to the deceased. The dog never barked, and it “looked starved. We’re not sure how it survived on its own for two weeks,” the police told Hankyoreh. The dog was later handed to Lee’s family members, which is a common practice when the deceased has been living alone.

Since 1981, Lee Mi Ji had appeared in dramas like Emperor Wang Gun, Golden Apple, and Merchant Kim Man Deok.


Rest in peace, Lee Mi Ji.

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