33-year-old actor Jeon Tae-soo passed away on January 21 after he lost his battle to depression. He had been going through continuous treatment for his illness. Recently, his condition was said to be improving and he was in discussions about returning to the screens. However, things turned around for him again. His agency Haewadal Entertainment said that his funeral will be held privately with his family and close acquaintances.
Her older sister actress Ha Ji-won has cancelled all her upcoming schedule activities, including the press conference for international thriller film Manhunt, to be with her family.
To honor the memory of Jeon Tae-soo, we highlight 5 notable drama roles that he played.
He is a strict student-body president
In 2010, he got his big break in Sungkyungkwan Scandal with his memorable role as a student-body president Ha In-soo. He stops Lee Sun-joon (Park Yoo-chun) from messing around with the political system that could affect the Student Council.
He was praised for his approach in portraying his character as insensitive with cold stares and a constant scowl.
He is a prestigious lawyer’s son
He played the villain in a modern family drama It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl.
Acting as Park Jong-suk, he used sneaky tactics to break Hyuk-gi (Choi Jin-hyuk) and Chae-ryung (Moon Chae-won) apart.
He is a rich man’s secretary
At the same time, he played Kim Gab-soo’s right hand man, who sought revenge for what Gab-soo had done to him in the past, in All My Love (2010).
He left after episode 60 due to his arrest for assaulting a taxi driver and two police officers while he was drunk.
He is a peculiar 4-D doctor
He came back on screen after 11 months of absence. He decided to play a totally different character as he had always been playing the villain in his previous projects.
This time, he acts as a sweet and gentle doctor in cable sitcom Come, Come, Absolutely Come (2011 – 2012). With this character, he overcame his limitations in acting and made him more comfortable and approachable with his fans.
He is a cold-hearted prince
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Prince Jin-moo in King’s Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang (2013 – 2014) was his last drama character role before he passed away.
Playing as an evil nemesis, he finds way to seek vengeance for his father’s death and causes trouble in the royal palace.
Actor Jeon Tae-soo will be dearly missed. His passionate efforts in playing the supporting roles in these dramas showed that he tries his upmost best to excel as a remarkable actor.