Veteran Actress Kim Ja-ok Loses Battle with Cancer

      November 17, 2014 11:57

      Veteran actress Kim Ja-ok died of lung cancer on Sunday. She was 63.

      Her agency in a statement said Kim had surgery in 2008 to remove cancerous tissue in her large intestine but the cancer recently spread to her lungs.

      Kim revealed in August last year that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and lungs, requiring additional chemotherapy the previous year. In January this year she admitted several years of cancer treatment had taken a heavy toll.

      She began her acting career on TV in 1970 and appeared in 94 soap operas and 25 movies.

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