South Korean actor dies in vehicle crash

The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. in southern Seoul causing his Mercedes to overturn and catch fire

The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. in southern Seoul causing his Mercedes to overturn and catch fire

Kim and Lee recently confirmed their relationship but netizens were not happy due to their 17-year age gap.The couple also faced the wrath of fans online with negative comments.

Kim's Mercedes-Benz SUV was driving down Yeongdong Daero when it crashed into Hyundai Grandeur near an I-Park apartment complex in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul.

South Korean broadcaster JTBC reports that Kim was driving a Mercedes-Benz SUV that apparently clipped the vehicle ahead of him, overturned and crashed into an apartment building before catching fire.

Kim Joo Hyuk, 45, was taken to Konkuk University Medical Center, but died from his injuries at the hospital.

A representative of Kim's agency Namoo Actors said it will reveal details of Kim's funeral after the autopsy result comes out.

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Police began investigating the cause of the auto accident Monday evening. The second son of the late actor Kim Mu-saeng, he debuted in 1998 in the SBS drama "Letters Written on a Cloudy Day".

Lee Yoo Young and Kim Joo Hyuk started publicly dating in December of 2016 after meeting while filming director Hong Sang Soo's film "Yourself and Yours" (literal title).

Kim was named the Best Supporting Actor victor last week in the inaugural Seoul Awards for his role in Confidential Assignment.

Following the death news of Kim, his girlfriend Lee Yoo Young stopped the filming of her reality show Running Man in Busan and rushed to Seoul.

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