Korean Actor Byun Hee-bong. May He Rest in Peace, 1942-2023.

Actor Byun Hee Bong

Korean Veteran Actor Byun Hee-bong Passed Away at the Age of 81

Korean veteran actor Byun Hee-bong (real name Byun In-chul) passed away on September 18, 2023, at the age of 81.

According to his bereaved family, the actor passed away earlier in the day after battling a recurrence of pancreatic cancer, which he had previously been declared cured of.

Korea’s Beloved Actor, Byun Hee-bong

  • He was born on June 8, 1942, in Jangseong-gun, South Jeolla province.
  • He started out as a voice actor.
  • He began acting in the MBC drama “Hong Kong 101” in 1970.
  • He began working in broadcast dramas and appeared in numerous productions, including “The First Republic” (1981), “Five Hundred Years of the Joseon Dynasty: Seoljoongmae” (1985), “Brilliant Dawn” (1995), and “Heo Jun” (1999).

Actor Byun Hee-bong’s Special Relationship with Director Bong Jun-ho

He had a close relationship with director Bong Joon-ho. He appeared in the movie “Barking Dogs Never Bite” (2000), which was selected by Dir. Bong, and later acted in “Memories of Murder” (2003), “The Host” (2006), and “Okja” (2017), which left an irreplaceable impression on the audience.

Byun Hee-bong’s Saying After Traveling to Cannes Film Festival

After traveling to Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for the film ‘Okja’, Byun Hee-bong said, “I felt like a flower blossoming on an old tree in 70 degrees.”

May He Rest In Peace.

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