Kim Joo-hyuk’s Girlfriend
Kim Joo-hyuk was dating his co-worker in a movie Yourself and Yours Lee Yoo-young. The couple confirmed their relationship in December of 2016. Before he passed away, he mentioned his girlfriend in a interview, he was thinking about marrying her.
On the day that Kim Joo-hyuk’s accident happened, Lee was filming for the SBS variety show Running Man. After she heard about her boyfriend’s accident, she returned to Seoul with the permission of Running Man’s staff and the filming was halted.
One March 13, 2018, Lee was attending a conference of her movie Marionatte. Some reporter was asking about her boyfriend. Lee said “I still miss him. He would always encourage me warmly, so I think he would like to see me doing well anywhere I go. With that in mind, I’m trying to work hard and continue my career as an actress.”
Kim Joo-hyuk’s Accident
On Monday, October 30, 2017, Kim Joo-hyuk met with an accident which proved to be fatal. It reportedly took place in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul at around 16:30 KST. Conflicting reports state that the Joo-hyuk’s car collided with another and then hit a wall. But some reports state he first collided with another car. Either way, Kim Joo-hyuk didn’t make it. He was taken to Konkuk University Hospital, where he died at about 6:30 PM local time.
According to police investigation and Konkuk University Medical Centre, the accident occurred after he showed symptoms of myocardial infarction (a heart attack). However, later the police stated that the actor showed no signs of having a heart attack and that the cause of his death was a head injury.
Family and Friends Mourned and Bid The Late Kim Joo-hyuk
The funeral of the late Kim Joo-hyuk was held at the Asan Medical Center funeral hall in Seoul on the morning of November 2, 2017. The funeral was headed by the late Kim Joo-hyuk’s older brother Kim Joo-hyun, his agency chief representative Kim Jong-Do, and his girlfriend Lee Yoo-young.
His 2 Days & 1 Night friends all come to his funeral with teary eyes. Some senior actors, Choi Min-shik, Seo Kang-ho, also attended his funeral.
Song Joong-ki, who had just gotten married a few days before his funeral also came. The entertainers Yoo Jae-suk, Ji Suk-jin, Haha, Kim Je-dong, Lee Kyung-kyu, Kim Sook, Park Kyung-lim, and Lee Hwi-jae also came to say their goodbyes. Many people loved Kim Joo-hyuk because he was kind, and a good senior to his juniors.