South Korean actress and model Kim Mi-soo, who is known for starring in a supporting role in the ongoing series Snowdrop, has passed away. She was 29. The news of her death was confirmed by her agency Landscape via an official statement on Wednesday, which was translated by Joongang Daily. The statement is as follows: "Kim suddenly left us on Jan. 5. The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness. Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so that the family can mourn in peace." It further read, "We sincerely ask you to refrain from making up rumors or speculative reports so that the bereaved family, who are in shock and grief-stricken, can reverently commemorate the deceased. As per her family’s wishes, the funeral will be held quietly in private. Please wish for Kim Mi-soo to rest in peace, and once again, we offer our deepest condolences to the deceased." No cause of death has been given as yet. 

Kim, who is also called Kim Misu by her fans, plays the role of a student activist on Snowdrop, which was produced by JTBC Studios and Drama House and is telecast on the JTBC network in Korea, while it is shown as a Disney Plus original around the world. The romantic drama series set in the backdrop of the 1987 pro-democracy movement has been in the midst of a controversy for its references which have been called out for their historical accuracy, including the song choices, and depiction of the North Koreans. Outside of her work on Snowdrop, Kim's acting credits include Memories and Kyungmi’s World, including the JTBC drama series Human Luwak, followed by Hi Bye, Mama on tvN and the KBS show Into the Ring