New Delhi: Veteran Korean actor Byun Hee-bong, finest identified for his work with Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho on movies similar to ‘Okja’ and ‘Reminiscences of Homicide,’ has died. Deadline reported. He was 81. In a press release, Hee-bong’s household revealed that the actor died Monday after a protracted battle with pancreatic most cancers.
Born in southern Korea in 1924, Hee-bong started his profession on stage earlier than transferring on to tv. ‘The First Republic’ (1981), ‘The Joseon Dynasty 500 Years: Seoljungmae’ (1985), and ‘The Legendary Physician – Hur Jun’ (1999) are amongst his main small display screen credit.
Hee-bong later made the transition to the massive display screen. He was famend globally for his collaboration with director Bong Joon-ho.
Hee-bong appeared in 4 movies directed by the Academy Award winner, together with ‘Barking Canine By no means Chunk’ (2000), ‘Reminiscences of Homicide’ (2003), ‘The Host’ (2006), and ‘Okja’ (2017).
He acquired the Eungwan Order of Cultural Benefit, the Korean authorities’s second-highest tier of South Korean cultural ornament, in 2020.
The President of South Korea bestows the gong for “excellent meritorious companies within the fields of tradition and artwork within the curiosity of selling nationwide tradition and improvement”.
‘My Lawyer, Mr Jo 2: Crime and Punishment,’ a 2019 Okay-drama sequence, was Hee-bong’s remaining on-screen efficiency.
The sequence is a continuation of the 2016 tv sequence ‘My Lawyer, Mr Jo.’