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Jo Min-ki

South Korean actor

Jo Min-ki is ...


Born 5 November 1966 in Taebaek
Died 9 March 2018 in Gwangjin District
Age 51 years, 4 months
Cause hanging

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship South Korea
Manner of death suicide
Occupation film actor, actor and television actor
Twitter username Mingkyzio

About Jo Min-ki

Jo Min-ki was a South Korean actor known for his captivating performances on both the big and small screens. Born on November 5, 1966, in Danyang County, he began his acting career in the early 1990s and quickly rose to fame for his exceptional talent.

Throughout his career, Jo appeared in numerous films and television dramas, including the popular series "East of Eden" and "The King and I." He was also recognized for his work in the films "The Attorney" and "The Throne," which earned him critical acclaim and several awards.

Despite his success, Jo's career was marred by controversy in 2018 when he was accused of sexual harassment by several female students while he was a professor at Cheongju University. The allegations led to his resignation from the university and a public apology.

Sadly, Jo passed away on March 9, 2018, at the age of 52. His death was ruled a suicide, and it was reported that he had left a note apologizing for his actions and expressing his remorse.

Jo's legacy as an actor and his tragic end have left a lasting impact on the South Korean entertainment industry. He will be remembered for his talent and the impact he made on those who worked with him.


- "Jo Min-ki, South Korean Actor, Dies in Apparent Suicide." The New York Times, 9 Mar. 2018,

- "Jo Min-ki." IMDb,

About Death

Jo Min-ki was found dead from an apparent suicide by hanging on March 9, 2018, in an underground parking lot near his home in Gwangjin District of Seoul. Jo left a six-page suicide note in which he apologized to his family and students, although the police have declined to release the full contents of the note. A private funeral was held for Jo at the Konkuk University Hospital Funeral Home in Seoul.

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