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Jang Ja Yeon Commits Suicide

Posted: Mar 7th, '09, 18:12
by lilswtangel
Has it become the norm for Korean actresses to turn to suicide?

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Jang Ja Yeon suicided at home today at 7.34 pm her older sister called the policed. She hung herself. Her will and notes will be checked.
She is normally a bright girl and hence her entertainment company is also very shocked.
She played the role of Sunny in Boys over flowers.


KBS 2TV 월화미니시리즈 '꽃보다 남자'에 출연한 신예 장자연(27)이 7일 오후 경기도 분당 자택에서 자살했다.

분당 경찰서 관계자는 이날 "장자연씨가 자택에서 숨진 채 발견됐다. 오후 7시 34분께 친언니가 변사 신고를 해 경찰이 바로 출동했다"며 "자택에서 목을 매 자살했다. 유서 유무 등은 확인해 봐야한다"고 밝혔다.

소속사 관계자 역시 이같은 사실을 확인했다. 고인의 빈소는 서울 강남구 일원동 삼성서울병원에 마련될 예정이다.

장자연의 지인은 "평소 장자연은 연기에 대한 열의에 가득 차 있었다"며 "평소 밝은 성격인 터라 자살을 할 것이라고는 생각지도 못했다"고 충격을 감추지 않았다.

장자연의 갑작스런 자살소식에 '꽃보다 남자' 출연진 역시 공황상태다. 이민호, 구혜선, 김준 등은 소속사를 통해 자살 사실을 접하고 충격에 빠져 있다.

1982년생인 장자연은 '롯데제과' CF를 통해 데뷔했으며, 조선대학교 대학원을 휴학하고 연기 활동에 매진 중이었다.

데뷔는 늦었지만 현재 인기리에 방송중인 화제작 '꽃보다 남자'에서 악녀 3인방 중 하나인 써니 역을 맡아 인기몰이를 해왔다.

장 자연은 서글서글한 눈매와 시원시원한 마스크, 168cm의 늘씬한 몸매로도 눈길을 모으며 주목받아왔다. 최근 열린 백상예술대상 시상식에서는 악녀 3인방 다른 출연자들과 함께 레드카펫을 밟으며 미니 화이트 드레스로 각선미를 과시하기도 했다.

장자연은 '꽃보다 남자' 외에 영화 '그들이 온다', '펜트하우스 코끼리'에도 출연하며 개봉을 앞두는 등 장래가 촉망됐으나 갑작스러운 죽음으로 더욱 주위를 안타깝게 하고 있다.
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Jang Ja Yeon, who played the role of Sunny (one of the three 'evil' girls) in the Korean Version of Boys Over Flowers Commits Suicide

Jang Ja Yeon suicided at home today at 7.34 pm her older sister called the policed. She hung herself. Her will and notes will be checked.
She is normally a bright girl and hence her entertainment company is also very shocked.
She played the role of Sunny in Boys over flowers.

She died at 4.30pm
Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong and Goo Hye Sun from Boys over flowers went straight to pay their respects after shoot.

credits: soompi

http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Jang_Ja_Yun

Posted: Mar 7th, '09, 19:01
by -sumire-
May you RIP

Posted: Mar 9th, '09, 20:34
by lollercopter
I'm suprised that there has been virtually no interest in this story on D-Addicts. I thought BOF was really popular.

Posted: Mar 9th, '09, 20:55
by carinaxo
This is too sad.
RIP Jang Ja Yeon.

Posted: Mar 11th, '09, 04:44
by lilswtangel
lollercopter wrote:I'm suprised that there has been virtually no interest in this story on D-Addicts. I thought BOF was really popular.
It probably has to do with Jang Ja Yeon being a newcomer in the entertainment industry and that a lot of people don't know much about her or who she was aside from her role as "Sunny" in BOF.

There was a much greater buzz here at D-A when Lee Eun Joo, Jang Da Bin, Choi Jin Shil, and U.nee passed away (apparently all from suicides) because they were much more established celebrities and well-liked by their peers and fans.

Posted: Mar 16th, '09, 04:57
by lollercopter
Police Investigating Allegations of Abuse of Jang Ja-yeon
Against the wishes of Jang Ja-yeon’s family, her former manager Yoo (full name not released) has gone public with allegations that Jang was beaten and coerced into sex with a producer-director. Yoo claims that Jang left behind notes with details of the abuse that she wanted made public after her death. He has been admitted to hospital after a failed suicide attempt. The Bundang police have assembled a team of investigators, who have taken computers and other evidence from Jang’s home and other locations.
This is apparently normal in the Korean entertainment industry.