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BLACKPINK's Jisoo pays tribute to late 'Snowdrop' actress Kim Mi-soo

BLACKPINK's Jisoo pays tribute to late 'Snowdrop' actress Kim Mi-soo

K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s Jisoo paid tribute to the late Korean actress Kim Mi-soo, who died on Jan. 5 at age 29.

Jisoo and Kim Mi-soo worked together in the Korean drama “Snowdrop,” which is currently airing on JTBC and Disney Plus.

BLACKPINK’s Jisoo with Kim Mi-soo during the filming of “Snowdrop” (Jisoo’s Instagram)

The two play the roles of students and dormitory roommates at Hosoo Women’s University. In the drama, Jisoo is Eun Young-ro, a 20-years-old first year student at the English Department of the university while Kim Mi-soo is student activist Yeo Jeong-Min, a 23-year-old fourth year History student.

The funeral ceremony for Kim Mi-soo was held on Jan. 7 and Jisoo remembered her through a post on Instagram.

“My dear room No. 207,” wrote Jisoo, referring to her and Kim Mi-soo’s room number in the university dormitory in “Snowdrop.”

Jisoo posted photos on Instagram showing behind-the-scenes moments with Kim Mi-soo and her other roommates during the filming of the drama. The filming for “Snowdrop” was already completed.

Landscape Entertainment, Kim Mi-soo’s agency, announced on Jan. 5 that “we have come to deliver a very heartbreaking news. Actress Kim Mi-soo suddenly left us on Jan. 5.”

“The bereaved family is currently very heartbroken due to the sudden tragedy. We earnestly ask you to refrain from reporting rumors or speculation so that the bereaved family, who is in shock and sorrow, can reverently pay tribute to the deceased,” the agency said. It did not announce the cause of her death.

A private funeral ceremony for Kim Mi-soo was held on Jan. 7 at the Taeneung Sungsim Funeral Hall in Seoul.

According to Korean media, the production team of “Snowdrop” is reportedly discussing with Kim Mi-soo’s family whether to air her scenes in the drama. Episode 8 of “Snowdrop” will air on Jan. 8.

Kim Mi-soo was working on the Disney Plus drama “Sixth Sense Kiss,” which is based on a webtoon, when she passed away. The crew of “Sixth Sense Kiss” cancelled the filming on Jan. 5 due to her death.

An agency representative told Maeil Business Star Today that Kim Mi-soo filmed “Sixth Sense Kiss” on Jan. 3 and that she was expected to work on several acting projects. “Sixth Sense Kiss,” set for release this year, will star Seo Ji-hye and Yoon Kye-sang.

Born on March 16, 1992, Kim Mi-soo made her acting debut in the movie “Lipstick Revolution” in 2018. Her drama credits include “Hellbound,” “Yumi’s Cells,” “The School Nurse Files,” “Memorials” and “Hi Bye Mama.”