Kim Sung-min

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Kim Sung-min
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Kim Sung-taek

(1973-02-14)February 14, 1973
DiedJune 26, 2016(2016-06-26) (aged 43)
Seoul, South Korea
Cause of deathSuicide by hanging
EducationSeoul National University
Seoul College - Physical and Social Education in Golf
Years active1995–2014
AgentLobe Entertainment
Spouse(s)Lee Han-na (m. 2013 - 2016)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Seong-min
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŏng-min
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGim Seong-taek
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŏng-taek

Kim Sung-min (Korean: 김성민, February 14, 1973 – June 26, 2016) was a South Korean actor. He was known for his roles as Lee Joo-wang in the televisions series Miss Mermaid, the Plastic surgeon in Time (2006) and as himself in The Weight (2013).

Sung-min committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in Seoul, South Korea, aged 43.[1]

Personal life[change | change source]

Kim married a dentist called Lee Han-na on February 20, 2013.[2]

Death[change | change source]

On June 24, 2016, Kim Sung Min's wife called the police to check on her husband. She said that he had threatened to kill himself after they had an argument.[3] The police found him trying to commit suicide by hanging himself in the bathroom.[4] He had been in a coma since June 24. On June 26, the police said that Kim Sung Min, was diagnosed as brain dead at 2:00 AM KST.[5] The diagnosis was confirmed at 10:15 AM KST. Kim Sung Min's family agreed to donate his organs.[6][7]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role
2006 Time[8] Plastic surgeon
2007 The Mafia, the Salesman Kim Sang-doo
2009 I'm Happy Hyung-chul
2011 Invasion of Alien Bikini Director (cameo)
2013 Closet (short movie)
Eating, Talking, Faucking Bill
The Weight (cameo)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brain-dead actor Kim Sung-min's organs to be donated". Korea Times. 2016-06-26. Retrieved 2016-06-26.
  2. "Kim Sung-min, 39, marries his dentist". Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  3. "Kim Sung-min succumbs to suicide attempt". Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  4. "Actor Kim Sung-min Dead in Suicide". Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  5. "South Korean actor Kim Sung-min brain dead after suicide attempt". Channel News Asia. Archived from the original on 2018-09-30. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  6. "Brain-dead actor Kim Sung-min's organs to be donated". 2016-06-26. Archived from the original on 2016-06-26. Retrieved 2020-09-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. "Korean actor Kim Sung-min's organs to be donated after death from suicide". TODAYonline. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  8. Joo, Jung-wan (29 August 2006). "On celluloid, plastic is murder". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-12-01.

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