This is such horrible and heart-breaking news. It was reported and announced that actor Kim Joohyuk – who some of you might be familiar with as former member of popular Korean variety show 1 Night 2 Days – passed away on October 30 at around 4:30PM.
The actor had reportedly suffer a heart attack while driving and unfortunately was what caused Joohyuk to crash his car into an apartment complex building not far away from where he lived. A rescue team came onto the site not too long after and took him to the hospital, but Joohyuk didn’t make it out alive. He passed away shortly after.
This is such heart-breaking and depressing news for me. I actually didn’t find out about this news through other news websites like how I usually do; I found out about Kim Joohyuk’s passing while I was on instagram. The first post I saw was a picture of Kim Joohyuk posted by Roy Kim and immediately I knew that something was wrong. I knew that something had happened and at that moment I felt my stomach drop and my throat dry up. And I had a feeling that something had happened to the actor, but I just didn’t want to believe it. So I searched his name up and I saw that Kim Joohyuk had passed away in a car accident and my heart just dropped. I didn’t want to believe it. How could the man who sacrificed his image as an actor just so he could make viewers laugh on 1N2D… how could he have died? It didn’t make any sense to me. It felt like it was just yesterday where I was marathoning all the episodes of 1N2D Season 3 and was watching him with the rest of the members. It’s so hard to accept and believe and I was in total shock at first, but now I’ve moved on to mourning and crying. My heart is hurting.
I was just a casual fan of Kim Joohyuk, but it hurts me so much to know that he is gone. He was such a talented and amazing actor, he was such a funny and dorky member on 1N2D, he was a loving son and a wonderful boyfriend who was planning on marrying his girlfriend and raising a family together. All of that is gone now and the chances of us witnessing him doing all of this is gone as well.
I’m going to be sad for the rest of the day and I’m probably going to burst into tears every time I think about him. I think it’s going to take me a very long time for this sadness to go away and for me to finally process and accept his death. Kim Joohyuk was someone I had so much respect for and a person that I liked and was a fan of. My prayers, thoughts, and condolences goes out to him, his family, his girlfriend, his friends, his colleagues, and his fans.
You will be missed dearly Kim Joohyuk. May you rest in peace.
*I had already planned on doing this a few days ago before his death, but I will be recapping his most recent drama ‘Argon’ on this blog as a way to honor and commemorate his work and career. Please join me if you can on honoring him as well. Recaps and posts will be posted later on this week.