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- Name: Choi Jin-Shil
- Hangul: 최진실
- Birthdate: December 24, 1968
- Date of Death: October 2, 2008
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- University: Chung-Ang University (Graudate School of Arts)
- Height: 163cm
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Born in 1968, she has continued to maintain popularity as an actress on both Korean TV and the Korean silver screen during the past 10 years. For a long time she has been considered the 'Queen of romantic comedy' among the Korean public. With 'Mayonnaise' she has attempted to change her cute girl-next-door image to play a housewife in her mid-30's.
On the morning of October 2, 2008 at 6:15 AM, Jin-shil Choi's mother found the actress dead by suicide. She was found in the bathroom with an elastic band around her neck tied to a shower stall. She did not leave a note. The actress married pro baseball player Cho Sung-min in 2000 but their marriage ended in a divorce in 2004. There were also unsubstantiated rumors in the previous weeks that she loaned $2,000,000 to actor Jae-hwan Ahn who killed himself in September, 2008. Choi is survived by two children.
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