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South Korean actress and star of Netflix’s Zombie Detective Jung Chae-yul is found dead aged 26

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South Korean actress and model Jung Chae-yul who starred in Netflix’s Zombie Detective is found dead in her home aged 26

  • Jung Chae-yul was a rising star in increasingly popular K-drama films and series
  • The actress had been set to star in the anticipated series Wedding Impossible

South Korean actress and model Jung Chae-yul has been found dead in her home at the age of 26.

The actress’s death was announced by her management company earlier today, with details of her passing not yet released.

Jung gained notoriety for her role in Zombie Detective – which gained something of a cult following after streaming on Netflix – as well as I Have Not Done My Best, and the 2018 film Deep.

The actress had been set to star in the much anticipated K-drama series Wedding Impossible before the heartbreaking news.

Since the announcement of the star’s death, fans have flocked to her most recent Instagram post to comment their sorrow and grief. Jung was pictured sitting on the floor with headphones in the most recent upload as fans paid their respects.

Jung was pictured in her last Instagram post sitting on the floor wearing headphones as fans paid their respects in the comments

Jung was pictured in her last Instagram post sitting on the floor wearing headphones as fans paid their respects in the comments

Jung gained notoriety for her role in Zombie Detective - which gained something of a cult following after streaming on Netflix

Jung gained notoriety for her role in Zombie Detective – which gained something of a cult following after streaming on Netflix

South Korean actress and model Jung Chae-yul was found dead in her home at the age of 26

South Korean actress and model Jung Chae-yul was found dead in her home at the age of 26

Jung’s agency Management S announced the devastating news: ‘We have to deliver very heartbreaking and unfortunate news. Actress Chae-yul left us on April 11th,’ a translation of Korea’s MK News reported.

‘According to the wishes of the bereaved family, who are in greater sorrow than anyone else, the funeral will be held quietly and privately.

‘We earnestly ask you to refrain from spreading rumors and speculative reports in this regard.’

Jung had been a rising star in the increasingly popular K-drama films and series. She was set to appear in the upcoming drama Wedding Impossible, which has since announced it has paused production.

In her most recent Instagram post, Jung posed in a monochrome photo holding a glass and wearing headphones.

Underneath, one fan wrote: ‘Rest in peace beautiful soul.’

Another wrote: ‘I wish you all the best there and only good memories. I’m so sad. I don’t know how to feel.’ 

'We have to deliver very heartbreaking and unfortunate news. Actress Chae-yul left us on April 11th,' her agency said

‘We have to deliver very heartbreaking and unfortunate news. Actress Chae-yul left us on April 11th,’ her agency said

Jung had been a rising star in the increasingly popular K-drama films and series

Jung had been a rising star in the increasingly popular K-drama films and series

A third fan said: ‘Rest in peace beautiful angel. You deserve more love than this world can give.’

A fourth wrote: ‘Such a kind and sincere Cheo-yung… Why… Even the sky is reckless.’ 

The CEO of Jung’s agency expressed his sorrow through tears in an interview with OSEN where he said he was proud of the young star for making a leap forward as an actress.

‘Our Chae Yul was very hardworking. She was a deep-hearted and cool friend. In my opinion, it is hard to describe in words how amazing she was as an actress.’ 

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