Veteran Actor Kwon Byung Gil Passes Away

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Senior actor Kwon Byung Gil (real name Kwon Byeong Geun, 76), who appeared in the movie “Memories of Murder”, has passed away.

On March 12th, his family reported that Kwon Byung Gil passed away from old age around 10:00 pm on the 11th.

After making his debut in 1968 with the play “Barren Land”, he signed to theatrical companies Shinhyeop and Freedom and played an active part on the theatrical stage.

He appeared in more than 100 plays for 50 years, including “Genealogy”, “Bald Singer”, “The World Lives Upside Down”, and “The Thieves’ Ball”.

He was also recognized for his acting skills, winning the New Artist Award at the Korea Theater Festival, the Male Performance Award at the Contemporary Theater Awards, and the Performer Award at the Dong-A Theater Awards.

He made his name known to the public by appearing in the films “Public Enemy”, “Memories of Murder”, “Nothing to See”, dramas “No Wind Zone”, “Happy Together”, and “Voice”.

Our deepest condolences to his family. May he rest in peace. 


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