Winter Sonata actor Park Yong-ha commits suicide
Depressed actor found dead in his room in an apparent suicide
According to reports, Park Yong-ha's mother found the 33-year-old dead in his room after the actor retreated to his room at midnight. Police spokesperson revealed that the actor had hung himself with the cords of a handphone charger.
Investigations are underway. However, police spokesperson said that judging by preliminary observations, Park most likely committed suicide.
Park has had an illustrious career after his turn in Winter Sonata in 2002 made him a household name. He later took on a leading role in On Air and was slated to star alongside actress Yoon Eun-hye in a high-profile drama.
A producer revealed that the actor appeared to be depressed recently, probably due to his father's sickness.
Reports also revealed that before his death, Park's last phone-call was to his good friend, Kim Jae-joong of popular boyband TVXQ.
"He sounded chirpy on the phone, I didn't feel like he acting out of sorts. We even promised to meet up when I'm back in Korea. I am shocked," said Kim.