South Korean actress Oh In-hye dies at 36 after alleged suicide attempt

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[UPDATE SEP 15, 10.41AM]

South Korean actress Oh In-hye has died today (Sep 15).

Korean news outlet OSEN reported that the 36-year-old failed to regain consciousness after an alleged suicide bid.

A spokesperson for the funeral parlour at Inha University Hospital told OSEN that the wake is being held at the hospital.

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South Korean actress Oh In-hye was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at home this morning (Sep 14).

Oh, 36, was found unresponsive at her home in the western port city of Incheon at 5am, the Incheon Yeonsu Police and the Songdo Fire Department said.

The Korean Herald reported that Oh was found in a state of cardiac arrest and underwent emergency procedures before being taken to a nearby hospital, where she reportedly stabilised.

South Korean pop culture portal AllK-Pop quoted a police spokesman as saying: "Oh In-hye's friend found her and reported it, but we do not know why the friend was there. We currently believe that she [attempted suicide]".

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Oh made her screen debut in 2011 with the film Sin of a Family and appeared in movies such as The Plan .

South Korea's entertainment industry has been rocked by a spate of celebrity suicides in recent years, including last year's deaths of K-pop singers Sulli and Goo Hara.

SINGAPORE HELPLINES

  • Samaritans of Singapore: 1800-221-4444
  • Singapore Association for Mental Health: 1800-283-7019
  • Care Corner Counselling Centre (Mandarin): 1800-353-5800
  • Institute of Mental Health's Mental Health Helpline: 6389-2222
  • Silver Ribbon: 6386-1928

This article was first published in South China Morning Post.