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Choi Jin-young, the brother of the late actress Choi Jin-sil, was found dead of an apparent suicide, Monday. He was 39.


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A 41-year-old man suspect was arrested for stealing an urn containing the ashes of the late actress Choi Jin-sil, police said Wednesday.

The Yangpyeong Police Station said the suspect, identified only as Park, was picked up at his home in Daegu around 11 p.m. Tuesday and then taken to a station in Gyeonggi Province.

Chung Ok-sook, mother of the late actress Choi Jin-sil, bursts into tears as she takes back Choi’s recovered ashes at the Yangpyeong Police Station, Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday.

Chung Ok-sook, mother of the late actress Choi Jin-sil, bursts into tears as she takes back Choi’s recovered ashes at the Yangpyeong Police Station, Gyeonggi Province, Wednesday.

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Police are questioning a suspect in the theft of the actress Choi Jin-sil’s ashes, they said Monday. “The suspect was caught while demanding money for the ashes. We are investigating whether the arrested man is the actual thief,” Yangpyeong police said.

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Police are searching for an urn containing the ashes of the late actress Choi Jin-sil, which was reported “stolen” from her tomb Saturday morning.

The tomb of Choi Jin-sil

The tomb of Choi Jin-sil

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cjs-vertThe late actress Choi Jin-sil would be turning in her grave as someone vandalized her tomb and stole the urn that contained her ashes.

Choi’s family and friends are angry and in shock after learning that someone broke the actress’ tomb and got her remains. Choi was buried in a cemetery in Yangpyeong.

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The Seoul Central District Court on Tuesday handed suspended sentences to a present and a former employees at a securities firm for spreading groundless and malicious rumors believed to have led to the suicide of the actress Choi Jin-sil.

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Choi Jin-sil

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Women’s groups are angry over the top court’s ruling that ordered the late actress Choi Jin-sil to compensate a builder for failing to maintain “dignity” as a model representing its products.

They censured the Supreme Court for not realizing the suffering of domestic violence victims, which included Choi.

Choi Jin-sil, a victim of domestic violence

Choi Jin-sil, a victim of domestic violence

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A court has ruled that the heirs of the late actress Choi Jin-sil must compensate an advertiser since she failed to maintain her dignity as a model when pictures of her after a beating by her then-husband Cho Sung-min were publicized in media. A construction company sued Choi in 2004 for W3 billion (US$1=W1,250) for damages incurred and the modeling fee paid.

Choi Jin-Sil in My Last Scandal

Choi Jin-Sil in My Last Scandal

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Actor and singer Choi Jin-young, younger brother of late actress Choi Jin-sil, appeared on the KBS “Park Jung Hoon Show” on Dec. 21, and spoke of his sister. “There were times when I resented her for passing on this huge burden to me,” said a tearful Choi.

Choi Jin-sil (left) and Choi Jin-young

Choi Jin-sil (left) and Choi Jin-young

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1. The Death of Celebrities in 2008.

The suicide death of actor Ahn Jae-hwan because his debt shocked the nation. Then, the suicide death of Korea’s commercial queen and sweetheart, Choi Jin-sil, friend to Ahn and his wife/comedian Jung Seon-hee, jolted the nation. Choi’s death hit the nation hard, with fellow celebrities following suit, including transsexual actress

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Choi Jin-sil

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