Sad news today: it has been reported that famed producer and director Kim Jong Hak has died of an apparent suicide, and was found in his motel. He is best known for being the director of dramas such as Sandglass
, Eyes of Dawn
, The Legend
, and most currently, Faith
Although it has not officially been confirmed as a suicide, reports confirm that a note has been found, with the words “I am sorry to my family” written on it, and burnt coals were found in his bathroom.
He was currently being questioned by police for suspicion of fraud, was banned from traveling, and was facing lawsuits for not paying cast members of Faith.
A representative for Lee Min Ho -- who starred in Faith
-- stated, “Lee Min Ho is currently filming a commercial, and he heard the news belatedly. He couldn’t speak due to sadness, and it seems his shock is greater since he most recently worked with the director.” The representative elaborated, “We heard that Kim Jong Hak was going back and forth between China and Korea preparing his next project, so we don’t understand how the situation became like this.”
(source: nate news, sports korea)