Im Soo Hyang has shared a letter following the passing of her co-star Lee Ji Han.
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Earlier on October 30, Lee Ji Han’s agency 935 Entertainment confirmed that the actor had passed away due to the tragedy in Itaewon. Lee Ji Han’s upcoming drama “Kkokdu’s Gye Jeol” (literal title, also meaning “The Season of Kkokdu”) starring Kim Jung Hyun and Im Soo Hyang was put on hold following the news. It was reported that Lee Ji Han had taken on the role of Jung Yi Deun, the ex-boyfriend of Han Gye Jeol (Im Soo Hyang), and was filming until recently.
On November 1, Im Soo Hyang took to Instagram Stories to express her feelings. Her full letter is translated below:
Ji Han, you have to be happy in a better place.
Yesterday, I was supposed to film the whole day with you, but after hearing the news, we all gathered at your wake. No one could say anything for a long time, and we just sat in a daze. I felt so cold, sad, and miserable after you were taken away so soon as you were just starting because I knew so well how hard you worked and how you wanted to do a good job..And your parents held my hands and told me how you went home and happily bragged to them that I praised you for doing a good job, and I think I cried for a long while because I was sorry that I didn’t take care of you more and that it was a shame that I didn’t say one more nice thing or words of encouragement.
I am so hurt to let my colleague go first. The team and I will all work even harder for your share while thinking of you so that you can be proud from that place, and I hope you will be at peace now.
To all those who became stars through this Itaewon tragedy, may you all rest in peace.
We offer our deepest condolences to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy including Lee Ji Han’s loved ones during this painful time. May all the victims rest in peace.