Popular 1990s Korean actress Lee Ji-eun dead at 52

Lee Ji-eun starred in the 1995 K-drama 'A Place In The Sun'. Photo: Asianwiki

South Korean actress Lee Ji-eun was found dead at her home in Seoul on March 8, at 8pm, says reports from Korean media. She was 52.

The police was contacted after an acquaintance reported Lee couldn’t be reached.

The actress who starred in the 1995 K-drama A Place In The Sun, was said to have lived alone after her son was enlisted in the military, to serve his two-year mandatory duty.

A report on mydramalist.com said that the police have requested for a post-mortem examination warrant to determine the cause of death.

Lee had also starred in films like My Dear Keum-hong (1995) and The Birdcage Inn (1998).

Korea Joong Ang Daily mentions that Lee debuted as a model in 1994 and received rookie of the year prize at the 16th Blue Dragon Film Awards and 34th Daejong Film Awards for her performance in My Dear Keum-hong in 1995.

Mydramalist.com reports that Lee married a businessman in 2000 and dropped out of the public eye.

However, according to the site, she then had to become the sole breadwinner when her husband’s business suffered. She ran a children’s salon.

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