Award-winning actress Kim Ja Ok has died at the age of 63. The veteran actress died during the early hours of Sunday November 16 after losing her battle with cancer. In 2008, Kim Ja Ok underwent surgery for colon cancer and was back to work a month later after a quick recovery. According to insiders, the cancer unfortunately had spread to her lungs, which resulted in hospitalization and ultimately her passing.

Kim Ja Ok was born on October 11, 1951 and began acting in 1970. Over the years she had been in countless films and dramas, such as Coffee Prince, My Lovely Sam Soon, High Kick Through the Roof, Ojakgyo Family, and most recently, the variety show Noonas Over Flowers. She is survived by her husband,Oh Seung Keun, as well as two children. 

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Many stars, including Joo Won and Lee Seung Gi, have since paid their respects to the late actress. Kim Ja Ok's memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 19 in Seoul.

We wish to send condolences to Kim Ja Ok's family and loved ones. She will be greatly missed!

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