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Posted : 2009-04-28 18:14
Updated : 2009-04-28 18:14

Actress Hangs Herself


The late Woo Seung-yeon
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Staff Reporter

Actress, Woo Seung-yeon, 25, was found dead in her home in Seoul in what appears to be a suicide, police said Monday.

Woo apparently hanged herself in her room and was found dead by her roommate who notified police, according to the Seoul Songpa Police Station.

She left a note stating she loved her family and she was sorry to leave them. She also sent a text message stating ``I'm sorry'' to her sister, who tried to reach her by phone, a police officer said.

Woo debuted as a model for fashion magazines and appeared in minor roles in the movies ``Herb'' (2007) and ``Private Eye'' (2009). She was taking leave from the Department of French Language and Literature at Chung-Ang University.

She was signed by the Oracle Entertainment agency two months ago and expected to broaden her acting career.

Her agency said she was undergoing treatment for depression and spoke to her sister and friends about her failures at auditions. Police believe the depression might have driven her to the suicide.

Woo's death is the latest in a series of celebrity suicides. Top actress Choi Jin-sil, actor, Ahn Jae-hwan and TV actress Jang Ja-yeon all took their own lives.

meeyoo@koreatimes.co.kr

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