Moon Ji Yoon’s Father Writes Letter Thanking People For Their Support After His Son’s Passing
On March 23, Moon Ji Yoon’s agency shared a letter that was written by the late actor’s father.
Moon Ji Yoon passed away due to acute septicemia (blood poisoning) on March 18. Many celebrities, as well as the general public, expressed their shock and grief at his passing and sent their condolences to his family and friends.
In the letter, Moon Ji Yoon’s father, Moon Kwang Suk, expressed his gratitude for the outpouring of public grief. He wrote, “It has already been three days since I suddenly had to send my son to heaven. As his father, I still cannot believe what happened, and my heavy heart is aching. But I will try to exert myself for the many people who grieved and cried and suffered with us during Ji Yoon’s funeral rites.”
He continued, “Since middle school, Ji Yoon said he wanted to be an actor. The acting school was far from our house, so during his walks there, he would practice his pronunciation and vocalization or lines and gestures for an upcoming audition. His dream to become an actor was very sincere. He debuted at a young age and for 19 years, he appeared in many projects. I remember that when he was cast in a project, he would never let go of the script in his determination not to disappoint the director, writer, and production staff.”
Moon Kwang Suk also spoke with affection of his son’s love for basketball and drawing, as well as his joy at filming a commercial for the first time in fifteen years. He wrote, “He went to Jeju Island to film the commercial and he was so happy. He said it was really fun. He was overjoyed that the commercial film director had acknowledged his acting skills, and talked to me for a long time about it… That became his last project.”
He continued, “He had made up his mind to work even harder at his craft, but one day, he said that his throat hurt. In two days, he had a high fever. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment but passed away three days later.”
Moon Kwang Suk said that the family had planned to hold the funeral quietly because of the COVID-19 situation in South Korea, but many people came to pay their respects despite the difficult circumstances. He wrote, “Thank you for making Ji Yoon’s final journey less lonely.”
He thanked Ji Yoon’s fans, viewers, directors, writers, production staff, and co-stars for their sympathy and grief, as well as Ji Yoon’s basketball team and the reporters and broadcasters who covered his passing. He specifically named Moon Ji Yoon’s friends from elementary and middle school, as well as members of his management agency.
“When I think about the many people to whom I feel grateful, I feel tears welling up again,” he wrote. “We sent Ji Yoon off with the things that he loved most when he was alive. The car he liked, the script he liked, the music he liked, and coffee and milk tea. I believe that he was happy and not lonely in his final journey and is now safely with God.
“As his father, I would like it if we could stop being sad and instead remember the good times we had with him and remember him as the kind and dedicated actor Moon Ji Yoon. My wife and I cannot seek out each person to whom we are grateful because of the current circumstances, so we ask for your understanding. We hope that everyone who sees these words remains in good health and peace. We want to share your happiness and sadness in future. You can contact us directly, or contact us through Ji Yoon’s agency. We want to share the love and gratitude that our Ji Yoon received.
“Thank you sincerely once again. Thank you for reading this long message.”