South Korean Actor Kim Sung Min Dies in Suicide
Hyo Kyung Kim, June 27, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Actor Kim Sung-min died in hospital on Sunday after hanging himself in his bathroom. His organs were donated with the consent of his family. St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul said that five patients received his kidneys, liver and corneas.
Kim hanged himself after a quarrel with his wife on Friday. He was found unconscious and taken to hospital but never recovered. Debuting in a play in 1995, Kim rose to stardom in several hit soaps and films.
But in 2010, he was arrested for methamphetamine possession and smuggling. He received a jail sentence but was quickly paroled. He was arrested for the same crime in 2015 and released this January after serving 10 months.