‘Snowdrop’: Kim Mi-soo’s Most Profound K-Drama Roles Amid Her Death at Age 29

Despite the divided views on the Korean drama Snowdrop, South Korean citizens and fans banded together to say goodbye to Kim Mi-soo. The actor’s agency confirmed Kim Mi-soo died on Jan. 5 at the age of 29. The K-drama actor played a supporting role as a student activist in the Disney+ drama. Before her role in Snowdrop, Kim’s brief career was filled with outstanding roles in popular dramas.

Actor Kim Mi-soo in 'Snowdrop' wearing green striped shirt.
Actor Kim Mi-soo in ‘Snowdrop’ K-drama | via JTBC

Kim Mi-soo gained attention for her role in ‘Snowdrop’ before her death

According to Variety, Kim’s agency announced the actor’s sudden death. The translated statement by Landscape states, “The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness. Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so that the family can mourn in peace.” Kim Mi Soo’s cause of death has not been made public.

Kim Mi-soo’s TV show roles included the controversial K-drama Snowdrop. She starred alongside BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and D.P. actor Jung Hae-in. Kim played the role of Yeo Jung-min, a fourth-year student majoring in History and the female lead’s roommate. According to Soompi, “Instead of thinking about dating or her appearance, she is a person who is deeply worried about how to make the world a better place.”

Fans were enamored with Kim’s acting in the K-drama amid a turmoiled and politically driven storyline. Snowdrop is Kim’s last on-screen role.

Kim Mi-soo starred in tvN’s ‘Hi Bye, Mama!’ K-drama

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In 2020, fans were moved by the emotional story of Hi Bye, Mama! In the drama, Cha Yu-ri (Kim Tae-hee) died years ago and now wanders as a spirit. A reincarnation project allows her to return to Earth to be with her husband and daughter. She has a limited number of days to keep her place on Earth or move on.

Kim played a supporting role as Cha Yeon-ji, Yu-ri’s younger sister. According to Soompi, the K-drama’s storyline and Kim’s role resonated with audiences: “Many viewers related to the story of her family’s pain after losing her in a tragic accident and their tearful reunion,” said Soompi. Fans felt the warmth and love of the actors’ character portrayals in the drama.

Kim Mi-soo starred in Netflix’s ‘The School Nurse Files’

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After Hi Bye, Mama, Kim took on a Netflix K-drama titled The School Nurse Files. She played the role of Hwang Ga-young, an old school friend of the male lead character. In the K-drama, Ahn Eun-young (Jung Yu-mi) has a special ability to see people’s desires, feelings, and spirits. But they manifest as “jellies” and can become violent monsters.

Eun-young becomes a nurse of a new high school where bizarre incidents occur. With the help of Hong In-pyo (Nam Joo-hyuk), who has a force field to protect himself from “jellies,” she looks for answers to the mystery.

The South Korean actor had a supporting role in the hit 2021 K-drama ‘Hellbound’

Kim Mi-soo in 'Hellbound' episode 6 wearing green jacket leaning over desk.
Kim Mi-soo in ‘Hellbound’ Episode 6

Netflix’s Hellbound became a must-watch K-drama after the success of Squid Game. Its main cast included many well-known actors like Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, and Won Jin-ah. But fans might not have realized Snowdrop’s Kim also had a role in Hellbound.

Kim played a supporting role as Deacon Young-in of the New Truth Society. Her character becomes more known after the surprise twist midway through the K-drama. In Hellbound, the character is a close follower of the church’s leader Yoo Ji (Ryu Kyung-soo). Fans can see her character in Hellbound episode 6.

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