Actress Jeong Da-bin found dead in suspected suicide

Posted on : 2007-02-10 15:35 KST Modified on : 2019-10-19 20:29 KST

South Korean actress Jeong Da-bin was found dead early Saturday in what seems to have been a suicide due to depression, according to police and her acquaintances.

Police officials said Jeong, 27, was found hanged in a bathroom of her boyfriend's house in Seoul around 7:50 a.m. The boyfriend, identified only by his surname Lee, said he took Jeong back to his house because she got drunk while hanging out with friends at a nearby bar.

The police suspect that she committed suicide considering there was no sign of murder, and are trying to determine the exact circumstances of her death.

Observers say Jeong seems to have been suffering from depression, citing comments she posted recently on her personal blog.

A message she posted on Friday, titled "Finished," said, "I'm complicated and I feel like I'm going to die...I have lost my identity." Jeong, known for her cheerful and positive image, became a South Korean pop culture star in Taiwan in 2005, and appeared in a number of hit television dramas and movies in her own country over the past few years.

If confirmed to have been a suicide, Jeong's death would be the latest case of a South Korean celebrity taking his or her own life.

Female singer Yuni committed suicide on Jan. 21, while movie actress Lee Eun-joo killed herself in February 2005.

Seoul, Feb. 10 (Yonhap News)