Popular South Korean actor Jeon Tae Soo, who is also the younger brother of actress Ha Ji Won, was reported to have died on Sunday. (pix courtesy of Soompi)

KUALA LUMPUR: Popular South Korean actor Jeon Tae Soo, who is also the younger brother of actress Ha Ji Won, was reported to have died on Sunday.

In a news report by Soompi, the actor’s agency, Haewadal Entertainment, had released an official statement that read: “Jeon Tae Soo has left this earth on January 21 at age 34. He had been undergoing continued treatment for his depression, and up till recently, we were in detailed discussions about him making his return to acting as his condition had improved greatly. His family and friends are in deep mourning following the sudden news.”

The statement had further read that: “Jeon Tae Soo was extremely passionate about acting and was a pure artist who was talented in other fields as well, such as art. We sincerely request that people refrain from publishing speculative articles or writing malicious comments about the late actor.”

The dashing actor was known for his roles in Sungkyunkwan Scandal, All My Love For You and It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl.

His funeral is expected to be held in a very quiet manner and attended only by family members and close acquaintances. No cause of death had been reported so far.

Following the news of her brother’s death, Ha Ji Won had cancelled all of her upcoming public appearances to be with her family.

The 39-year-old actress did not attend a recent press conference for her new film, Manhunt, and the film’s staff had confirmed that they have cancelled all of her upcoming promotional activities for the film.