Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Ahn Jae-hwan faced bankruptcy

Ahn Jae-hwan, whose real name was Ahn Gwang-sung, was found dead in his sports utility vehicle parked in northern Seoul yesterday morning. Initial investigations showed that no foul play was involved and police have classified the case as suicide.


Many are assuming that the 36-year-old's string of business failures have led the actor to take his own life. A suicide note he left in the car said that he loved his wife - comedienne and DJ Jung Sun-hee - and asked the public to love her. He also said that he wanted to donate his organs to medicine, if he wasn't found too late.

When Ahn was discovered, his body was already in a state of decomposition. The time of death was estimated to be several days before. A burnt charcoal briquette was found in his car and it is assumed that Ahn killed himself using gas.

Ahn was deep in debt and encountered many business failures before his death. The owner of several bars, restaurants and shoe stores reportedly faced bankruptcy and even had to sell a lucrative bar he owned in Gangnam as a last resort.

Apart from that, it is also said that a couple of weeks ago, he was fired from his job as a TV host for an entertainment news program because he allegedly missed several live broadcasts. Ahn disappeared from the public eye after that. His publicist explained it away as the actor's attempt to go on a diet.

Ahn and his wife Jung, of Happy Sunday: Six Heroines fame, also co-owned a cosmetics brand that was sold on the home shopping network. The couple were married in Nov 2007.

Jung (36) collapsed upon hearing the news of her husband's suicide. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A really tragic loss to a life. There will be no more updates on this from K-popped! Let's leave the family and friends to grieve in peace.

Source: The Korea Times
Pic credit: Newsen

Related:
Ahn Jae-hwan commits suicide

1 Comment:

Dottie said...

Dear K-Popped,

This is the MOST tasteful article on such sad news so kudos to you wonderful ladies.

I am sorry to say the other sites are turning this tragic event into a circus and they sure can use a lesson or two from y'all on objective news-reporting, especially when in such situations.

GOOD JOB.

 

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