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Korean actress Yoo Joo-eun passes away at 27; leaves suicide note


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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — On Monday, August 29, South Korean Actress Yoo Joo-eun passed away. The 27-year-old actress is said to have committed suicide.

According to Korean media, the actress’ brother shared the news by sharing the message she had left behind on her Instagram account. He also said that she had asked to share the note just once before.

However, the Instagram account has since become private. 

Yoo’s letter was translated by soompi.com as follows:

“I am sorry for leaving first. I am unfortunate for Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Oppa (older brother). My heart screams that I don’t want to live. Life without me may be empty, but please live on bravely. I will keep watch of everything. Don’t cry. You’ll be hurt. 

I’m not sad at all in the slightest right now. On the contrary, I feel resolute and calm. I think it’s because I have thought of this for a long time. 

I’ve lived such a happy life that was more than I deserved. That’s why it is enough for me. So please live without placing blame on anymore. 

I’m not dead, so everyone, please live well. I hope people are called to my funeral, and I want to see everyone for the first time in a while and check in on anyone who is having a hard time. 

I wanted to act up. Perhaps it was my all, and it was a part of me. However, living that life wasn’t easy. I don’t want to do anything else. That was so hopeless. Having something you want to do is a blessing, but I realized that only wanting to do that thing is a curse. 

God loves me so that he won’t send me to hell. He will understand my feelings and care for me from now on. That’s why, everyone, don’t worry. 

And to all my loving family and friends and my loves. Thank you so much for treasuring me and loving me. That was my strength and my smile. I lived with unforgettable memories until the end, so I think I’ve lived a successful life. Thank you for understanding and embracing me, who was lacking and impatient. I’m sorry I can’t express it well. You’ll still understand how I feel. 

And to all those unique relationships I’ve made, especially the teachers, I was so grateful and respected you all. Thank you so much for teaching me so many things in life. 

Mom, Dad, I love you. Don’t cry. Please.” 

Yoo made her K-drama debut in “Big Forest” in 2018 with Jung Sang-hoon, Shin Dong-yup, and Choi Hee-Seo.

Her most notable role was in the 2019 film Joseon Survival Period, where she co-starred with Kang Ji-hwan, Kyung Soo-jin, and Song Won-Seok. –WhatALife!/Brix

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