Jeong Da-bin

Jeong Da-bin(March 4, 1980 – February 10, 2007) was a South Korean actress. Best known for the popular television seriesRooftop Room Cat, she committed suicide in 2007 at the age of 26.

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 Jeong Da-bin's Career

Born Jeong Hye-sun in Seongnam , Gyeonggi Province , she studied Theater and Film at Dongguk University . Using the stage name Jeong Da-bin, she made her acting debut in 2000 inThe Legend of Gingko. This was followed by minor and supporting roles in television dramas , and as part of the ensemble cast in the sitcomNonstop.

orCat on the Roof). Depicting a boy and a girl platonically living together then falling in love (with cohabitation at the time a taboo topic in the Korean mainstream), the series was a smash hit, especially popular among teenagers and twentysomethings.

opposite Song Seung-heon , based on the internet novel by Guiyeoni .She then returned to television, starring with Yoon Kye-sang inMy 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law. Her last project would beThat Summer's Typhoonwith Han Ye-seul , which didn't do well in the ratings in 2005.

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 Jeong Da-bin's Death

Lee also said Jeong first tried to kill herself by cutting her wrist in September/October 2006, which her talent agency disputed, saying her wrist scar was from an accident when she was a freshman in high school.Suspecting foul play, her family and agency requested an investigation, and the postmortem concluded that it was suicide .

Everything is so complicated. I get angry for no reason and I feel like I'm going crazy. It hurts so much that I feel like I'm getting seasick. My head hurts so much that I start to tear. I was becoming a slave to my temper. I thought that I was losing myself, losing my identity. Then, as if lightning had struck, all became quiet. The Lord came to me with love. He made me realize my importance and gave me courage. I was about to collapse, and he lifted me up, saying it's going to be okay. YES, I WILL BE OKAY.

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 Jeong Da-bin's Filmography

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 Jeong Da-bin's Awards

  • 2002 MBC Entertainment Awards : Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Sitcom/Comedy (New Nonstop)
  • 2003 MBC Drama Awards : Best New Actress (Rooftop Room Cat)
  • 2004 SBS Drama Awards : New Star Award (My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law)

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 Jeong Da-bin's See also

  • Suicide in South Korea

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 Jeong Da-bin's References

  1. Chun, Su-jin (1 July 2003). "Prince Charming moves in, brings laundry". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  2. Lim, Kit. "Attic Cat (2003, MBC miniseries)". Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  3. Chung, Ah-young (14 March 2010). "Popular Drama Goes on Stage". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  4. Yang, Sung-jin (22 July 2004). "The Guy was Cool caters to teen love fantasies". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  5. Kim, Pil-gyu; Chun, Su-jin (12 February 2007). "Actress found hanged, apparently a suicide". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  6. "South Korean Actress Jeong Da-bin Commits Suicide". CRI English. 11 February 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  7. "Actress Jeong Da-bin found dead in suspected suicide". The Hankyoreh. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  8. "Showbiz Suicides Alarm Management Agencies". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 February 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  9. Lee, Hyun-taek; Park, Sun-young (3 October 2008). "Celebrities driven over the edge by online rumors". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  10. "Celebrity suicides shock the nation in 2008". The Korea Herald. 24 December 2008. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  11. "Insiders Suspect Foul Play in Actress Jeong Da-bin's Suicide". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  12. Kim, Soe-jung (13 February 2007). "Autopsy confirms actress' suicide". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  13. Choe, Sang-hun (23 May 2007). "Tracking an Online Trend, and a Route to Suicide". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  14. Shin, Hae-in (13 February 2007). "Celebrity suicides spark copy-cat fears". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  15. "Hundreds of Copycats Follow Celebrity Suicides". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 January 9. Retrieved 2013-07-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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