Who Is Jang Ja-yeon?
Jang Ja-yeon is an actress who’s gained popularity since starring as Sunny in the drama Boys Before Flower, along with Lee Min-ho and Kim Bum, and Jang Ja-yeon, who played the antagonists.
The artist was born on January 25, 1980, and began her career in 2006. She’d only starred in a few films and drama series. Jang Ja-yeon was still mostly unknown to the public at the time, because she was still a new artist. Sadly, she never got more opportunities to build her name as an actress, because she was just 27 at the time of her death.
Jang Ja-yeon’s Death
Do you still remember hearing about Jang Ja-yeon’s death nine years ago? She committed suicide because she was tired of all the pressure she faced. On March 7, 2009, Jang had hung herself, and her sister found her. At first, people believed she killed herself because she still experienced stress from her parents’ death in 1998. It later became clear that this wasn’t the main reason for her decision, however.
A seven-page letter was found, allegedly written by Jang herself before she died, The letter contains all the reasons for her suicide, explaining what she felt while she was an actress. Jang Ja-yeon’s death occurred a few days before the drama Boys Before Flower came to an end. The contents of her letter detailed that she had been physically and sexually abused in the course of her work as an actress.
She listed 31 names of people who are alleged to have carried out the abuse. In her letter, she wrote the news with the main title “artist Jay Eon has entertained 31 men with a total of 100 times”. Jang Ja-yeon gets inappropriate treatment and the culprits were people she knows, including Bang Sang-hoon (Chosun Journal CEO), Bang Myung-hoon (Vice President of Chosun Sports), and producer of the drama series Boys Before Flowers, Jeon Ji-sang.
An investigation was conducted, but because there wasn’t enough evidence, the case is closed. In 2010, there were two arrests made, who were representatives of Jang’s agency, Kim and Yoo’s managers. Kim received a prison term of 4 months and 1 year probation, while Yoo was 1 year in prison and 2 years probation.
In January, 2018, the actor who had physically abused Jang, BBF drama producer Jeon Ji-sang, died in an accident. Many people think this is still related to Jang’s death nine years ago.
Jang Ja-yeon Funeral Process!
Jang’s death really surprised many people, especially her friends and co-workers in Boys Before Flowers. Many people wept over Jang ja-yeon’s departure, and had a hard time reconciling with the ideas of the actress’s abuse and suicide.
In the picture above, there were F4 members in the BBF (Boys Before Flowers) drama Lee Min-ho, Kim Bum, Kim Hyun-joong and Kim Joon, looking sad for Jang’s death.
Geum Jan-di cast is Ku Hye-sun and also Cha Ga-eul actress named Kim So-eun also attended the funeral and they are very sad.
The circumstances of Jang Ja-yeon’s death are tragic and awful, and people’s reactions to it were understandably powerful.