Veteran actress Kim Young Ae passed away on April 9 at the age of 66. The actress was battling a recurrent pancreatic cancer and passed away as her condition rapidly worsened.

Kim Young Ae underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2012 and was cured of the disease. However, the cancer relapsed as she started filming KBS 2TV’s “Laurel Tree Tailors.”  Since then, she had put all her energy towards filming the drama while fighting the disease. Kim Young Ae’s funeral will take place at Yonsei Severance Hospital.

Kim Young Ae left her marks in a vast array of memorable works for the past 46 years of her acting career.  Some of the actress’s more recent works include “The Moon Embracing the Sun,” “Birth of a Beauty,” “Doctors,” and the movie, “The Attorney.”

We offer our sincerest condolences to Kim Young Ae’s family.

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