The girlfriend of the actor was in shock after hearing the news and returned to Seoul with the permission of the staff. Filming for “Running Man” was halted.
A representative of Lee Yoo Young said, “After she heard the news of his passing, she asked repeatedly if it was true that he passed. We are currently trying to verify facts.”
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). Last month, Kim Joo Hyuk mentioned her in an interview and revealed he was thinking about marrying her and wanting a daughter.
Around 4 p.m. on October 30, Kim Joo Hyuk’s car flipped over in Seoul’s neighborhood of Samseong. According to police, Kim Joo Hyuk was driving his car on Yeongdong Street when he crashed into a car nearby. Then, Kim Joo Hyuk’s car swerved onto the sidewalk, crashed into the wall of an apartment, and fell down the stairs before flipping over.
Kim Joo Hyuk was the only person in the car at the time of the accident. He was rescued from the car and taken to Konkuk Hospital but passed away.