*Tragic news alert* Ahn Jae Hwan commits suicide!
Posted September 8, 2008on:
Another death in the Korean entertainment world. Recently we heard of the sudden death of rising Korean star Eon Lee in a motorcycle accident that is now being investigated not as an accident at all read more about that here . Now we have the untimely death of Korean entertainer Ahn Jae Hwan (36) who married comedian/actress Jung Sun Hee last November after dating for 3 months. Ahn Jae Hwan whereabouts went unknown for a month before he was found dead and decomposing in his car around 9 am today (Korea time).
Officials are classifying it as a suicide and is investigating motives of his untimely death.
Observers assume a recent string of business failures could have driven him to kill himself…..
Ahn, who owned several bars, restaurants and shoe stores, was reportedly heading for bankruptcy and he recently had to sell a lucrative bar he owned in Gangnam as a last resort. It was revealed that he owed about 4 billion won to private moneylenders. The loan sharks had threatened his wife, calling on her to repay the debt. She had planned to meet with them Monday to discuss the issue.
Some observers said Ahn had long showed signs of suffering problems. A couple of weeks ago, he was sacked from his job as a TV presenter on the entertainment news program ETU, allegedly because he had missed several live broadcasts. Some media reported that he hid himself since then, but his agent explained it was merely an attempt to go on diet.Brian in Jeollanam-do
Found alone side Ahn Jae Hwan were two burnt charcoal briquettes that investigators are saying may have contributed to his death and a suicide note expressing his love for his wife.
A very tragic time in the Korean entertainment world with untimely deaths springing up one after another this year.
My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and friends doing this time.