Actor Kim Joo-hyuck, 45, died in a car crash Monday, according to police.
“Kim was rescued and carried to Konkuk University Hospital, but didn’t survive the accident. He was moved unconscious and the medical staff performed CPR, but he was declared dead at 6:30 p.m.,” a police officer told Yonhap News.
“His car was severely damaged, so that he couldn’t be pulled out of the wreckage until around 5:07 p.m. His car was filled with smoke, but it didn’t catch fire,” the official added.
The driver of the sedan said, “The Mercedes hit my car from behind and when I was pulling over, I saw the driver grabbing his chest.”
The police are investigating the cause of the fatal accident.
The son of late actor Kim Mu-saeng made his mark with outstanding performances.
Kim Joo-hyuk was known for his leading roles in the films “My Wife Got Married” and “The Servant” as well as the television series “God of War” and “Hur Jun, The Original Story”.
In his latest project tvN’s journalist drama “Argon,” Kim played an anchor, reporter and leader of investigative reporting team leader Kim Baek-jin, who struggled to separate “Fact” from “Fake news.”
Kim by showing his humble and easy side was also loved by viewers in the third season of the popular KBS reality show “2 Days & 1 Night.” At the end of last year, Kim confirmed he was dating actress Lee Yoo-young.