Zombie Detective star and South Korean model-turned-actress Jung Chae Yull has passed away. She was 26.
Chae Yull’s management, label S, confirmed the “sorrowful and heartbreaking news” in a statement as translated in a Soompi report on Tuesday.
The full statement read:
“Actress Jung Chae Yull has left our side on April 11, 2023.
“In accordance with the wishes of the bereaved family who must have been in greater sadness than anyone else, the funeral will be held quietly in private.
“Please wish for Jung Chae Yull, who had always been earnest in her pursuit of acting, to rest in peace in a warm place.
“We earnestly request that you refrain from writing speculative articles or spreading rumors.”
Chae Yull initially appeared on the fashion model survival program Devil’s Runway in 2016 before debuting as an actress through the 2018 film Deep. She last appeared in the 2022 TV series I Have Not Done My Best Yet.
Soompi added that Chae Yull was supposed to star in the web novel-based drama Wedding Impossible which has since halted its filming following the late actress’ passing.
“We express our deep condolences. Future filming schedule is under internal discussion,” a representative of the production team was quoted as saying in the report.
Netizens have since expressed sorrow in the comments section Chae Yull’s recent Instagram posts.