According to reports on March 9, Jo Min Ki was found dead at 4PM KST in the storage room of an apartment basement by his wife, who called the police.
The actor has passed away ahead of his upcoming questioning on March 12 at Cheongbuk Police Station for the ongoing sexual harassment investigation against him. This past February, a former Cheongju University student accused Jo Min Ki of sexually harassment while he was a professor at the institution. Following the first accusation, 20 women have given their testimony to police saying they went through the same experience with the actor, and he apologized in an official statement.
Jo Min Ki made his acting debut in the film 'Death Song' in 1991, and he's known for his roles in the dramas 'Love and Ambition', 'East of Eden', 'Queen Seondeok', and 'Flames of Desire'.
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