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Posted by Susan-Han 26 days ago

The world’s oldest TV music talent show host, Song Hae, passes away at the age of 95

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According to police reports on June 8, veteran TV host Song Hae (Song Bok Hee) has passed away on the morning of June 8 KST, at the age of 95. 

After struggling with various health problems in the past few months, Song Hae collapsed in his home on the morning of June 8. An ambulance arrived on the scene immediately and transported him to the hospital, but the elder ultimately passed away.

In fact, Song Hae previously announced his impending retirement as a TV host just in May of this year, and he was in the process of discussing his exact retirement date with KBS1's 'National Singing Contest', which he has hosted for 34 years, when the news of his sudden passing was delivered on this day. 

Song Hae, who made his TV debut in 1955, was also listed as the 'World's oldest TV music talent show host' in the 'Guinness Book of World Records' earlier this year as the host of KBS1's 'National Singing Contest'. 

During his career as a TV host, Song Hae has been awarded the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 'KBS Entertainment Awards', the 'Korean Culture and Arts Awards', and at the 'Baeksang Arts Awards'. He has also received the 'The Order of Cultural Merit', awarded by the President of South Korea.

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thieves
thieves1,355 pts 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

i'm glad he received the awards beforehand and that over the years he received so much love. ultimately in your 90s (and even 70s-80s, really) it's so easy for health to deteriorate relatively suddenly or to not be able to recover from things you would have when you were younger. he definitely left his mark in entertainment though, and it seems he lived a very full life! RIP

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Soopa_Koopa
Soopa_Koopa2,330 pts 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Oh dang I remember my mom would always watch one of his shows when I was a kid where people would come and sing outdoors in a live audience

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