Celebrities expressed their sadness over Jo Hyun Gil‘s sudden death.
Junsu‘s brother JUNO wrote, “My Korean label’s CEO Jo Hyun Gil has passed away. I just saw him a few days ago, and we talked about a lot of things, so I can’t believe it. I hope you can put down the heavy burdens and be at ease. Rest in peace. The funeral home is at the Seoul Gangnam Severance Hospital.”
Actress Yoon So Yi wrote, “The CEO who helped me film movies with ease when I was young.. I haven’t even wished you a happy new year yet… What should I do with my heavy heart? Please be at ease where you are. I am sincerely thankful for all the warm words you gave me. I cry as I wish that you rest in peace.”
Baseball player Yoon Suk Min also wrote, “Rest in peace. I’m so upset. He helped me so much. Please be happier in heaven.”
So far, the police have found a will and a burnt coal briquette, and it is likely that he had committed suicide. An acquaintance revealed, “On the last day of 2012 on the 31st, he wrote ‘I’m at ease because I got rid of everything.’ I think he committed suicide.”
However, his family has denied the speculations of suicide, stating, “We believe it was a heart attack.”
Source: Sports Seoul