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South Korean comedienne found dead with her mother

/ 06:02 PM November 02, 2020

An undated photo released by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency on November 2, 2020 shows late comedienne Park Ji-sun, who was found dead at her home in Seoul on November 2 alongside her mother, multiple reports said. The bodies of Park Ji-sun, 36, and her mother were found by police, Yonhap news agency reported. (Photo by – / YONHAP / AFP) / – South Korea)

SEOUL — A prominent South Korean comedienne was found dead at her home in Seoul on Monday alongside her mother, multiple reports said.

The bodies of Park Ji-sun, 36, and her mother were found by police, Yonhap news agency reported.

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Park was reportedly being treated for an unspecified illness and the Seoul Shinmun newspaper cited a police officer as saying there were “no signs of outside intrusion or murder.”

Suicide is a chronic social problem in highly competitive South Korea and the leading cause of death for people aged between 10 and 39, according to government data.

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More than 13,700 people took their own lives last year.

Park was a graduate of the elite Korea University, where she studied education, but charmed audiences with her down-to-earth and self-deprecating humour — often light-heartedly playing the role of a woman repeatedly rejected on a date.

“I am lucky as a comedian that I can use my face to make people laugh,” she said in an interview with the Hankyoreh newspaper.

Several South Korean celebrities have killed themselves in recent years, among them K-pop singers Goo Hara and Sulli, both of whom had been subjected to vicious cyber-bullying, and Kim Jong-hyun of the boyband Shinee.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Center for Mental Health hotline at 0917-899-USAP (8727); (02) 7-989-USAP; or 1553 (landline to landline, toll-free).

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